Enneagram Type 7
Enneagram Sevens belong to the Thinking Centre. They plan for pleasurable experiences, possibilities and plans to make anything more exciting. Type 7s are motivated to have many options and hence not limited by choice. They relish in the freedom they have to be, do and have all that is possible in a world where there are limitless possibilities. Sevens are fun seekers, optimistic and cheerful. They spread joy and happiness and inspire others to notice the rainbows and butterflies, basically the possibilities in life. They can turn the mundane into magical moments.
Enneagram Type Seven are often multi-taskers who love engaging in many activities at the same time and avoid situations that may result in boredom or stress. Stress at work or in relationships are their areas of avoidance. Who needs stress when you can have joy is a typical mantra they can identify with. When restrictions are placed on them and freedom is curtailed, they escape and flutter into activities that can distract them. The consequences of this is the Type 7 can live in a bubble and avoid realities of having a multitude of experiences that manifest true colour, depth, connection and empathy.
Early Childhood of Enneagram Type 7
The Enneagram Type 7 child was left to her own devices, usually given much less attention and the response was to distract or occupy themselves with no lack of stimulation to distract them from the pain and loneliness. They found a way to entertain themselves when it was uncomfortable and preferred this stimulation while being alone and away from the discipline, rules and inhibitions that would have potentially put a stop on their freedom and joy to do anything they chose. They also had a preference for positive options, those that brought happiness and excitement to fulfill their desires and gain a sense of the world around them. This seeking for what works, staying optimistic and an avoidance of discipline that might inhibit their movement soon became a part of their psyche. Those who rain on their parade can simply be avoided knowing that they can turn elsewhere. Sevens grow up dreaming of the freedom they’ll have when they reach their teens or young adulthood.
Strengths of the Enneagram Type 7
Limitations of Enneagram Type 7
Any type becomes Unresourceful when they begin to over-do some of the thoughts and behaviours that are typical of the type.
Reflections for the Enneagram Type 7
Subtypes of the Enneagram Type 7
Known as The Gourmand and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is. Keepers of the Castle. They enjoy a good life within their inner circle having good conversations, planning fun events, elaborate meals, and other pleasures of life.
Known as The Adventurer and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is Suggestibility or Fascination. They are easily infatuated with new ideas, adventures, and people. They are dreamers, with good powers of suggestion and personal charm.
Known as The Utopian Visionary and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is Limitation or Sacrifice. They need friends and projects for the greater good of the community, but it requires sacrifice and limits their own desires or plans for future outcomes.
Read more on the 27 Sub Types here.