Find Your Enneagram Type For Free

Not sure what Enneagram type you are? Take our quick free test to discover your Enneagram type and learn more about what it means.


Enneagram Type 1 Celebrities and Famous People

Famous people who are Type 1 Enneagram

Page contents:

Type 1s are typically driven and look to make positive change in the world, so there are lots of examples of famous Type 1 celebrities and characters to draw from. Type 1s are go-getters, pioneers, and leaders. See if you recognize those traits in the Type 1 celebrities and characters on this page.

Type 1 Famous Actors

Type Ones are exacting and prone to perfectionism, so they like to get the details right. But they also seek to be change-makers. Type 1 celebrity actors will tend to be technical actors, and those who also like to push the boundaries perhaps.

person icon

Matt Damon

American actor, producer and screenwriter, Matt Damon burst onto the scene with an Academy Award win for Good Will Hunting. One of the most bankable actors in history, Matt Damon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

person icon

Morgan Freeman

American actor and narrator, known for his distinctive deep voice, Morgan Freeman is a recipient of multiple acting awards including and Academy Award.

person icon

Emma Watson

English actress and activist, Emma Watson is known for her roles in some of the highest-grossing films of all time, including the Harry Potter series. In typical Type One style, Emma Watson is a UN Women Goodwill ambassador.

Other mentions: Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost).

Type 1 Famous Musicians

Type Ones are exacting and prone to perfectionism, so they like to get the details right. But they also seek to be avant-garde musicians and experiment with the new. Type 1 celebrity musicians will likely be more technical, often going beyond the norm limits of music and creating highly technical or 'out there' pieces.

person icon

Ralph Vaughan Williams

English composer with a renowned repertoire of operas, ballets, chamber music, orchestral compositions and symphonies. His most famous work, "The Lark Ascending", is still a favorite amongst the British public.

person icon

Scott Joplin

African-American composer and pianist, Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". Joplin has written over 100 ragtime pieces, many of which have become some of the world's most popular - Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer.

person icon

Joe Hisaishi

Japanese composer of over 100 films score, Hisaishi is acclaimed for his collaboration with film director Hayao Miyazaki his Studio Ghibli movies: Spirited Away, How's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro.

Other mentions: Alexander Borodin, Johann Christian Bach, Alexandre Desplat, Yuki Kajiura, Hilary Hahn, Jackie Evancho, and Zdenek Fibich.

Type 1 Famous Philosophers

Type Ones are orderly and righteous, and they try to think of ways to improve the world. Type 1s tend to make philosophers that are precise and comprehensive in their output and who are trying to radicalize or revolutionize the philosophical layout.

person icon

Immanuel Kant

German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers, Kant is renowned as one of the most influential individuals of modern Western philosophy with his comprehensive works on metaphysics, aesthetics, and epistemology.

person icon


Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, Plato is widely considered one of the most influential people in human history, driving Western philosophy. Considered the founder of Western political philosophy, Plato is also attributed with founding Western religion and spirituality.

person icon

Zhu Xi

Chinese philosopher of the Song dynasty, he was a Confucian scholar who attributed to the Four Books, was influential in his advocation of meditation as a method for self cultivation.

Other mentions: Sam Harris, Noam Chomsky, Marcus Aurelius, Baruch Spinoza, Theodor W. Adorno, Peter Singer, and John Rawls.

Type 1 Famous Athletes

Type Ones are disciplined, crave routine and prone to perfectionism - all qualities that can makes them excellent athletes. But they also like to be associated with a cause of some kind that they believe will lead to positive change. Type Ones tend to be more technical athletes than savants, and they like to champions causes.

person icon

Venus Williams

American tennis player, former world number 1 in both singles and doubles, Venus Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in women's tennis, having won 23 grand slam titles.

person icon

Rory McIlroy

Northern Ireland golfer and former world number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, McIlroy is one of three players to win four major before reaching 26 years of age.

person icon

Ayrton Senna

Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One World Driver's Championships before he was killed in a crash. A superstar in Brazil, Senna is largely regarded as one of Formula One's greatest drivers who continues to inspire current and aspiring drivers.

Other mentions: Jordan Spieth, Fernando Alonso, Martina Hingis, Gareth Southgate, Arsene Wenger, and Josep Guardiola

Type 1 Fictional Characters

Type Ones are driven, crave causes, and like to follow rules. This lends itself to stereotypes of disciplined protagonists or calculating villains. These are some of the well known examples of such characters in fiction.

person icon

Light Yagami

Main protagonist of Death Note, an anime and manga series. Light Yagami uses his powers to kill people he considers to be bad for the world, and he calculates his way through a knot of suspicion to avoid getting caught.

person icon

Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger is main of the characters of the Harry Potter series. Hermione is a brilliant young witch who is a stickling for rules and exceedingly critical of anyone not able to meet her high standards.

person icon

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen is one of the main characters of a Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire series. Daenerys aims to take control of the Iron Throne, bending the world to her will - whether for good or ill.

Other mentions: Tanjiro Kamado, Captain America, Monica Geller, Leia Organa, Lisa Simpson, Nancy Wheeler, and Minerva McGonagall.


grey avatar

Chloe Yarwood, MSc

University of Chichester, Advanced Applied Psychology

Chloe Yarwood, MSc in Advanced Applied Psychology from University of Chichester. Specialist in personality type theory and developing valid personality questionnaires.