Overview

Enneagram Type Seven, often referred to as "The Enthusiast," or "The Adventurer," has a personality type characterized by high energy, optimism, and an insatiable desire for new and stimulating experiences. They often avoid difficult emotions and challenges, preferring to focus on the positive aspects of life and pursuing a variety of interests and opportunities.

Sevens, known for their zest for life, are highly spontaneous and have a knack for seeing multiple possibilities. Their enthusiasm is infectious, often inspiring others with their adventurous spirit and optimism.

Their drive to seek pleasure and the freedom to pursue their desires can sometimes lead to a fear of commitment and a tendency to overextend themselves. Sevens can struggle with staying focused on long-term goals or maintaining important relationships. Their need for stimulation and their natural inclination towards anticipating the next enjoyable experience can lead to a fear of boredom.

Paradoxically, when those with a Type Seven personality balance their relentless pursuit of pleasure and positive new experiences with an acceptance of discomfort and a willingness to face difficult emotions, they learn commitment to long-term goals brings a deeper sense of the freedom they seek. Sevens have a remarkable capacity for spontaneity and joy, bringing to life the endless possibilities inherent in any given situation. They find pleasure and fulfillment in ordinary moments of life and they become an inspiration in the world for true joy.

GIFTS

  • Playful and Spontaneous
  • Versatile
  • Quick-Minded
  • Entertaining

AT MY BEST

  • Accomplished
  • Truly Joyful in the Moment
  • Savoring Life
  • Profound Sense of Gratitude

AVERAGE BEHAVIORS

  • Always Search for Greener Grass
  • Keep Options Open
  • Acquire Things or Experience
  • Scattered and Distracted
  • Uninhibited
  • Excessive

IMPACT ON OTHERS

    + Others enjoy my adventurous spirit, and are touched by my gratitude.

    - Others feel left in the wake of my nonstop energy, activity, and restlessness.

Iceberg Model

What distinguishes one personality from another? The answer is the hidden motivations that shape behavior, thinking, and way of being. In the Enneagram Iceberg Model, this is represented by what’s below the surface.

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Type Movements

INTEGRATING YOUR POTENTIAL

You embody qualities of Type 5: The Investigator


WHEN YOU'RE FEELING OFF

You are helped by the qualities of Type 1: The Reformer

TYPE 7

Key Insight

All the joy and freedom you need is in this moment. You do not need to go anywhere or change what you do to experience the astonishment that is available here and now.

 

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*Overview section is adapted from the Enneagram Inquiry Process™, created by Diana Redmond and Elizabeth Carrington and used with permission.Type models adapted from The Enneagram Iceberg Models in Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature, Roxanne Howe-Murphy and used with permission.