Enneagram Type Seven personalities are extroverted, highly optimistic, fun-loving and spontaneous. They love to squeeze as much out of life as possible, but may overextend themselves as a result.
What is an Enneagram Type Seven?
Enneagram Type Seven people love to be busy and productive. In fact, they rarely sit still. They flit from one activity or pursuit to another. Type Sevens are whimsical and free-spirited. They are always looking for the next new adventure or exciting experience. It is not uncommon for them to become exhausted or scattered, as they are constantly on the go and may spread themselves too thin.
Type Seven Strengths
Enneagram Type Seven people are full of energy and have a child-like enthusiasm for everything they do. They are generally very upbeat, with a ‘glass-half-full’ outlook on life. They are capable of multi-tasking and managing many different projects and activities. Type Sevens are usually very well liked personally and professionally. Their positive energy is infectious and they’re fun to be around.
Type Seven Weaknesses
The ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos of Sevens can see them burn out easily. Their restless nature can make them inherently impatient and impulsive, and they may give in to cravings for stimulants, alcohol and drugs. They may struggle with the limitations, boundaries and routines of everyday life.
An Overview Of Enneagram Type Seven
Sevens have a wonderful lust for life, and are usually very grateful and appreciative for everything they have. They are often multi-talented, succeeding at anything they turn their hand to due to their intense interest and passion for everything they do. Sevens often experience FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), and try to cram as much as possible into every day. They love to feel excited and stimulated and are usually very accomplished.
On the other hand, Sevens can find it difficult to say no to anything and can put themselves at serious risk of burnout. Their impulsive nature means they find it difficult to stop or slow down. Being in perpetual motion, with too many things to do at once, means they can struggle to complete tasks. They can be guilty of having many ideas, with little follow-through.
Sevens will benefit from recognising their impulsiveness and being more selective about the activities and projects they apply themselves to. Realising that good opportunities will come to pass in the future will help Sevens moderate their desire to cram as much as possible into the now. Understanding that it’s important to choose quality over quantity is key.
Famous Type Sevens
According to The Enneagram Institute, famous Type Sevens include Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Suze Orman, Leonard Bernstein, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Fergie, Russell Brand, Sacha Baron Cohen, Federico Fellini, Steven Spielberg, Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, John Belushi, Joan Rivers, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Mike Meyers, Bruce Willis, Robert Downey, Jr., James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlie Sheen, Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, David Duchovny, Larry King, Howard Stern and Simon Cowell.