Ones are about improvement and making sure things get done correctly and properly, both by themselves and others. They tend to be principled, with a clear sense of what is right and wrong, which may seem idealistic, self-righteous or fussy to others. They tend to organise and structure their world and value facts, precision and clarity. Through their effort, hard work and application they strive to take “right action” and avoid mistakes.
At lower levels of integration, the One can be inflexible, rigid, dogmatic and intolerant. They don’t include themselves in their criticism and judgements.
At high levels of integration, the One is tolerant, realistic in their evaluations of themselves and others.
Enneagram Type 1 with Wing 2 is sometimes referred to as "The Advocate." The Two wing brings compassion and understanding of others to the critical attitude of the One. This can be a powerful combination, as it allows the One to direct their idealism constructively towards service to others.
At the same time, this wing can also present some challenges. Ones with a Two wing may feel hurt if their efforts are not appreciated, as their desire to improve people and situations is tied to feeling worthwhile and accepted. They may also sacrifice their own needs, feeling victimized or taken advantage of.
By connecting with their Two wing, Type 1s can learn to give time to their own needs instead of only to what they 'should' do. They can also come to accept their limitations, understanding that they cannot fix the world alone. This expansion of perspective can help them to further develop their emotional and behavioral repertoire, and reframe their challenges as opportunities for growth.