The Enneagram Series: Personality Type 7, The Adventurer
This text is the eighth on this collection of articles on the Enneagram. If in case you have not learn them, I strongly suggest you learn the earlier articles in the collection earlier than you learn this one.
Triad: Type 7 is a part of the Thoughts Triad, with sorts 5 and 6
Core Perception: the world is thrilling and filled with alternatives
With this core perception, the Sevens' outlook could be very optimistic. They have a look at prospects and enjoyable, all the time keen for brand new experiences.
They’re typically described as the Peter Pans' of the world as a result of they will look a lot youthful than their precise age. They’re so excited by life's prospects that they’ve the zest of younger youngsters and it’s virtually as if their our bodies retain this zest as they develop bodily older.
At their greatest, Sevens are visionaries with very energetic minds which can be producing a continuing stream of recent concepts. They see the international image and are fast to behave. They’ve the capability to excite different folks with their concepts and imaginative and prescient. They’re assured and charming and might make nice leaders. Sevens have an abundance of power and are all the time on the transfer. Their enjoyable, constructive 'can do' perspective is infectious and folks shortly heat to them. They hardly ever keep nonetheless for lengthy. Sevens are the life and soul of a celebration. With their fast wit and attraction you normally discover them entertaining a bunch.
The draw back of all the time searching for pleasure is that Sevens can get bored very simply and shortly. Selection is essential to them they usually don't wish to restrict their choices by committing to one thing. You'll typically discover that, socially, they’ve many options to select from, and received't resolve till the final minute which one to take – and can typically try to satisfy a couple of! This lack of dedication and straightforward boredom implies that Sevens are nice at beginning tasks, however not so good at ending them or seeing them via to the finish. In a job, Sevens will typically transfer to a brand new job inside 2 years of beginning any job.
As with different Thoughts Triad patterns the Sevens expertise concern as a core emotion. Their manner of dealing with concern is to remain energetic all the time, as a result of they know that the second they cease, the concern will rise to the floor. This drives them to be energetic from the second they awake to after they lastly go to sleep.
They are often constructive to the level of being in denial about one thing not figuring out of their life or enterprise, till it’s too late to do something about it.
Examples of Sevens (actual and / or fictional)
Robin Williams and Jim Carrey (comedians, actors)
Sir Richard Branson (Entrepreneur proprietor of the Virgin model)
Cliff Richard (Singer)
Please bear in mind it is a normal introduction to the Personality Sorts and is make it easier to get a fundamental stage understanding of the Enneagram. For a fuller understanding, I like to recommend additional studying, and ideally an expertise of an Enneagram course.