Ones are a body-based type with an emphasis on personal integrity and self control. Their attention goes toward seeing and correcting what is wrong, and doing the right thing. They are known for their honesty, dependability and common sense.
Ones are very responsible, so much so that they may resent other people who don't take life as seriously as they do. They have high standards and tend to see things in black and white, right and wrong. It's easy for them to be critical, of themselves and others. They work hard at being right all the time. They are idealistic and will exert great effort to improve the world around them, which often puts them in the role of social reformer. Their crucial elements of growth are to learn to accept their imperfections and tolerate other people's points of view.
Strengths: Honest, responsible, improvement-oriented
Problems: Resentful, non-adaptable, and overly critical
Speaking style: Precise and detail-oriented, with a tendency to sermonize
Lower emotional habit: Resentment, which results from getting angry but holding it in
Higher emotion: Serenity, which comes with letting go of anger about the way things are and accepting imperfection
Archetypal challenge: To change what can be changed, to accept what cannot be changed, and to develop the wisdom to know the difference
Psychological defenses: Ones use the defense mechanism of reaction formation to avoid their anger (and other feelings and impulses) and maintain the self image of being "right." (Reaction formation is feeling one thing and then doing the opposite, such as feeling resentful but acting nice).
Somatic patterns: As body-based types, Ones are usually grounded and practical, good at ordering the tasks of daily life. The pressure to be right and the need for control leads to physical rigidity and tension, particularly in the jaw, neck, and shoulders. The face can take on an expression of angry judgment or resentful martyrdom.