Enneagram Type 7

Enneagram Type 7 - The Optimist, The Enthusiast - they are spontaneous, imaginative, and curious, while they fear not having their wants and needs addressed, and having to experience any deprivation. 

Enneagram Type 7 symbolic animal - the butterfly.

They are exemplified by the butterfly - blissful, joyful, and fun.

They tend to focus on future possibilities, and ensuring that they always have multiple options.  They are highly motivated to be free.

At their best....

Type 7s are life's visionaries.  They are optimistic, enthusiastic, and inspirational.

They are natural motivators because they are constantly coming up with new ideas, and have the excitement and vision to easily get others on board with them.

They love to plan long-term, big-picture projects, and make everything fun while they're at it.  

They have the ability to bring joy to the present moment.

Patterns that might cause problems....

Enneagram Type 7s might have noticed that they:

  • keep chasing new ideas to avoid feeling bored or unfulfilled
  • enjoy energising others but then like to move on to the next project
  • don't feel the need to focus on details
  • like to have lots of people and projects on the go at the same time

They use these behaviours in an effort to maintain their sense of happiness.

Type 7s may eventually come to realise that their pusuit of fun is creating the opposite effect and causing more problems instead.

A desire to break free from these patterns of behaviour is the first step for those who are dominant in Enneagram Type 7 to turn their lives around, and reorient themselves towards their soul's true intention.

How do I know if I'm a Type 7?

Taking an Enneagram test will give you an indication of what your dominant type MIGHT be, but it cannot give you a definitive answer. 

Some people can spot their dominant type straight away just by reading a description.  Others may take some time to work out which description fits best.

My advice is to start by looking at the motivation for each type. 

Type 7s are motivated by the desire to be happy, to feel satisfied, to find fulfilment, to be free.

Which of the 9 motivations is most important to you?

EFT Tapping for Enneagram Type 7

Look for specific events where you felt disconnected or separated from your caregivers.

How did you learn it was necessary for you to take care of yourself?

Remember! - EFT Tapping is extremely powerful and can uncover intense emotions very quickly. 

If you know or suspect that there are unsettling or traumatic events in your past, do not use EFT without the assistance of a suitably qualified practitioner.

Tapping Affirmation for Enneagram Type 7

I release my need to exhaust myself in the pursuit of instant gratification.

Mindful Meditation for Enneagram Type 7

I can reorient myself towards my DiamondFire when I:

STOP trying to plan my life around feeling happy

START to allow the joy of Being to manifest from within


Quick List
Enneagram Motivations

Type 1 - to be good

Type 2 - to be appreciated

Type 3 - to be successful

Type 4 - to be unique

Type 5 - to be knowledgeable

Type 6 - to be prepared

Type 7 - to be free

Type 8 - to be self-reliant

Type 9 - to be at peace