Which MBTI type is the perfectionist? (Enneagram 1)

Type One: The Perfectionist

Perfection: “The state of being without a flaw or defect.”

Before we begin evaluating, let’s think about this enneagram type. Perfectionists achieve high using their logic and organization skills to get them to great places. They do what they do for themselves, not others.

Firstly, perfectionists are introverted. This is due to the fact that they do not achieve high for others, like the achievers. They achieve high because they want to accomplish goals for themselves. This clearly proves that introverts are more likely to be perfectionists.

Perfectionists are more likely to be sensors, due to the fact that they will rely on their senses and repetitive habits to achieve high, something sensors are very good at. For example, if a perfectionist wanted to become a professional soccer player, they would rely on using their senses to constantly practise their shooting. Another example would be if they decided to become an archer. They would be a sensor as they spend the majority of their time improving what they have, not looking for new ideas. Perfectionists also often become obsessed with details, often forgetting the overall goal they are trying to achieve.

Due to the fact that they aim at achieving high in our society for themselves, they often do not consider others as much as feelers do. They focus more on getting their goals achieved before helping others. However, feelers will help others before achieving their goals. This proves perfectionists are strong thinkers.

Most clearly, perfectionists are judgers. This part is pretty obvious. They will not give up on schedules or timetables until they complete a goal. They always try to be more efficient to help achieve perfection in the area they are focusing on.

This clearly proves that perfectionists are ISTJ’s.

Which MBTI type do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!


About tatl33

Hello, my name is Tim! I am an INFJ interested in psychology currently residing in Australia. My aim is to provide you with information on MBTI and how it can be related to real life situations. Enjoy :)
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9 Responses to Which MBTI type is the perfectionist? (Enneagram 1)

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  2. Ben says:

    I think ISTJ are very cautious and detail oriented, which means they will be extremely thorough on any project you give them, which makes them seem like a perfectionist.

    However, they don’t really care about being perfect just for the sake of being perfect.
    The type that is most likely going to want to be perfect, just for the sake of being perfect is the ENFP or the INFP… probably the ENFP since extroverts are generally more optimistic.

    Thus the ENFP is the Perfectionist.

    • tatl33 says:

      I think we really have to define perfection then. How do you define perfection?

      • Perfectionism for a One is about far more than getting details right. It’s about striving to be meaningful and good. They do this by trying to change the world, so it’s an extroverted direction toward an ideal (Ne) based on an internal feeling-based moral compass (Fi).

        The problem with this post is that you first define a One as a perfectionist, and then you see which type is a perfectionist. But a One is so much more than that, so any analysis after that will be not about Ones but about perfectionism alone in a very reductionist way.

    • Agreed! I am a One and an ENFP. 🙂

    • Claire says:

      yeah i’m an ENFP and a perfectionist.

  3. Joshua Koepp says:

    Ben, I agree with your thoughts about N, F, and P, and I agree with tatl33 about the I. Many articles about the MBTI and Jung Typology identify the INFP as the perfectionist. As and INFP, I can personally attest I seldom see anything as perfect, including myself. Our standards in general are just to high. The P can lends itself to this more than the J because the P never decides something is perfect, it just keeps gathering observations about why it isn’t.

  4. daum korea says:

    In Korean video mbti

    Intj type is the highest standards aren’t know. …

    That you desire perfection

    What is correct is it?

  5. Patrick says:

    So true! I’m described as “The Perfectionist” and I’m an ISTJ

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