Sunday, May 24, 2009

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 7


In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Seven and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

7 and 1

Mistyping frequency: very rarely (unhealthy 7s mistype as 1s).

Seven
Optimistic
Spontaneous
Nonchalant
Intuit their purpose
Scattered
Easily distracted
Very open-minded
Play
Want changes
Childlike
Fun
Spendthrift
Uninhibited
One
Pessimistic
Planned
Self-conscious
Know their purpose
Methodical
Diligent
Rather close-minded
Work
Dislike changes
Mature
Duty
Frugal
Restrained



7 and 2


Mistyping frequency: often (usually 7s mistype as 2s)

Seven
Emotionally volatile
Seek adventure
Focus on enjoyment
Helps self
Want freedom
Detached
Cerebral
Let go
Want company
Activities
Can be caustic
Forgets promises
Abrasive humour
Two
Emotionally stable
Seek intimacy
Focus on people
Helps others
Want merging
Possessive
Sentimental
Clingy
Want closeness
Relationships
Considerate
Keeps promises
Kind humour


7 and 3


Mistyping frequency: often (they’re both assertive types).

Seven
Focus on enjoyment
Have fun
Freedom
Inflated plans & desires
Maniacal
Impulsive
Scattered
Bubbly
Rather ill-mannered
Outspoken
Rough-edged
Playful
Gluttonous
Three
Focus on competition
Be admired
Success
Inflated self-worth
Arrogant
Self-controlled
Focused
Composed
Well-mannered
Tactful
Polished
Serious
Moderate


7 and 4


Mistyping frequency: rarely (7w6 might resemble 4w3).

Seven
Materialistic
Extroverted
Jovial
Outgoing
Insensitive
Focus on novelty
Practical
Prefer reality
Gluttonous
Fun loving
Optimistic
Flee from pain
Confident
Four
Idealistic
Introverted
Moody
Loner
Sensitive
Focus on beauty
Impractical
Prefer fantasy
Precious
Melancholic
Pessimistic
Indulge in pain
Inhibited


7 and 5


Mistyping frequency: rarely (stressed out 5s can act like 7s)

Seven
Extroverted
Outgoing
Scattered
Syntetical
Optimistic vision
Superficial
Seeks pleasure
Gregarious
Need stimulation
Generous
Expansive
Five
Introverted
Withdrawn
Focused
Analytical
Dark vision
Obsessive
Seeks knowledge
Shy
Need quiet
Stingy
Reserved


7 and 6


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (6w7 and 7w6 can resemble each other)

Seven
Optimistic
Self-confident
Forgetful
Reject guidelines
Ignore authority
Flighty
Upbeat
Freedom
Diverting
Six
Pessimistic
Self-doubting
Responsible
Seek guidelines
Aware of authority
Commited
Negative
Duty
Worrying


7 and 8


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 7w8 mistype as 8s)

Seven
Seek variety
Want freedom
Nervous energy
Playful
Scattered
Irresponsible
Optimist
Have fun
Egalitarian
Tolerant
Eight
Seek intensity
Want control
Physical energy
Hard-working
Focused
Conscientious
Realist
Gain power
Authoritarian
Vengeful


7 and 9


Mistyping frequency: rarely (both are optimistic types)

Seven
Extroverted
Exaggerated
Seek stimulation
Hyperactive
Euphoric
Involved
Self-centered
Assertive
Love variety
Nine
Withdrawn
Balanced
Seek peace
Passive
Contented
Unresponsive
Other-centered
Compliant
Like routine




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