Enneagram 7 – The Enthusiast, Adventurer

Learn about the Enneagram 7 types.

Enneagram Type 7

Spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, and scattered.

Enneagram type 7s are also known as the adventurer or enthusiast. This personality type is fun, spontaneous and versatile. For Sevens, FOMO is real! They fear missing out on excitement. Don’t expect a 7 to have too much of a schedule, spontaneous is more their game.

Enneagram 7

Let’s look at this type, who they are, their characteristics, wings, stresses and more. 

Need

Type 7  Enneagrams need to avoid pain. They like fun and can use this to avoid such. 

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Characteristics

Type 7s are spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, and scattered. Seven personalities enjoy being around people, have a high levels of energy and optimism and justify others’ actions to avoid becoming upset.

 

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Character of God

Here is the character of God for an Enneagram 7: The Joy of God.

How We Distort That Characteristic

Enneagram Type 7s distort this characteristic by avoiding pain.

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Head Triad

Type 7 fall into the head triad, motivated and fueled by fear.

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Harmonic Approach – Positive Outlook

Enneagram 7  fall into the Positive Outlook Approach in regards to Harmonic Approach. Sevens are generally optimistic and tend to avoid negative thoughts or situations.

  • Sevens can get into conflicts by being impatient, irresponsible, and excessive.
  • Sevens tend to focus on their positive expectations for satisfaction and fulfillment.
  • Sevens are in fact fleeing from a threatening internal world and seeking security in the external world.
  • If Sevens slow down, their minds may be drawn into the inner world of grief, sadness, and disappointment.
  • Their quick minds avoid dealing with conflict and problems through distraction and constant activity.
  • Sevens do not typically internalize their experiences; they remain somewhat unattached to people and things.
  • In conflict, Sevens can quickly discard things and cancel commitments (i.e., the needs of others) without feelings of regret.
  • It is easier to move on to happier things than to stay with things that depress.
  • Sevens tend to reject the needs of others in favour of fulfilling their own.

source: fitzel.ca

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Wings of Enneagram 7

Enneagram 7 wings are 7w6 or 7w8 . No one is a pure personality type: everyone is a unique mixture of his or her basic type and usually one of the two types adjacent to it on the circumference of the Enneagram. One of the two types adjacent to your basic type is called your wing.

7w6 – More settled than other Sevens. They give both projects and people more time before moving on to the next things. More sensitive and anxious, but they successfully use charm to disarm.

7w8 – Competitive, bold and aggressive – they are persuasive and assertive in relation to their ideas and agendas and they usually get their way.

Learn about Wings

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Stress and Security

Here are what stress and security types that Enneagram type 7s go to when in stress or (security) success. 

Enneagram 7

STRESS – ONE

Pessimistic, judgmental and argumentative.

SECURITY – FIVE

Stop consuming and start contributing, comfortable with silence and solitude become more serious and begin to think about the meaning and purpose of their lives.

Learn about Stress and Security

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Sin and Counter Virtue

The deadly sin and counter virtue that Enneagram 7 need to watch for are:  

DEADLY SIN: GLUTTONY
To avoid feelings of pain and chronic deprivation, Sevens compulsively devour exciting experiences, fascinating ideas and the best life has to offer.

COUNTER VIRTUE TO CULTIVATE:  SOBRIETY
For Sevens sobriety means exercising self-restraint, accepting and integrating both the joys and sorrows of life, and following through on long-term commitments with projects and people.

Learn about Sin and Counter Virtue

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Best Careers for Enneagram 7

Typically outgoing and fun people – here are careers that a typical Enneagram 7 would be successful in: 

  • Flight Attendent
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Publicist
  • Blogger

 

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Enneagram 7 Resources