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ENNEAGRAM TYPE 7: The Enthusiast

I have previously covered a comprehensive guide on Enneagram. In this blog, we’ll move ahead and explore the intricate inner workings of Enneagram Type 7 – The Enthusiast with this comprehensive guide. These fundamental insights can empower you to better understand yourself and others, as well as foster more satisfying relationships. 


Read on if you want to learn about:

1.How does the Enneagram figure explain type 7

2. Who are Enneagram type 7

3. If you are an Enneagram type 7 

4. Enneagram type 7 wings

5. Enneagram type 7 levels of development

6. How to identify your Enneagram type

Then let’s get started!

How does the Enneagram figure explain type 7?

The Enneagram figure is a personality visual based on the nine distinct type personalities that exist in humans. 

Type 7, also known as the ‘Enthusiast,’ relies heavily on the emotion of joy and zest that comes from the anticipation of life experiences and possibilities. This type, by far, has the widest range of emotions as they are able to be joyful one moment and despondent the next. 


The Enneagram graphic is an elegant way to visualize the nine distinct personalities that make up this popular system. Taking the form of a circle featuring nine points around its circumference, each one corresponding with a different type of person – it’s like looking at humanity itself!

The lines connecting the points represent the different relationships between these types, including their strengths and weaknesses, as well as how they relate to one another in terms of growth and development. 

Who are Enneagram type 7


Enneagram type 7 is an energetic and optimistic group who often approach life with a sense of enthusiasm. These outgoing, adventurous people look for excitement in every aspect of their lives and prefer to experience life rather than talk about it. They are quick-thinking multitaskers and have a creative flair – whether it be social, artistic or intellectual. 

Struggling with boredom, they like to keep busy and fill their lives with fun activities as a way to stay positive. 

However, despite their positive outlook, Enneagram type 7s may also struggle with anxiety and bad habits, such as overspending or overeating, which can lead them towards unfulfilling behaviors. Rather than letting these worries control them, these individuals must learn how to focus on the present moment so that they can make the most out of everyday experiences.

For sure, being enthusiastic has its own benefits. However, when pushed too far they can become easily overwhelmed or stressed which can lead to impulsive decisions or difficulty committing their attention for long periods of time. Fortunately, by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of this personality trait we are better equipped at dealing with ourselves as well as those around us while also achieving our own personal growth goals. 

I recently watched this video on Enneagram type 7, I think it’ll help you learn in-depth about this type.

You’re probably Enneagram type 7 if…

Are you someone who loves to seek out new experiences, enjoys being the life of the party, and is always on the lookout for excitement and adventure? You may be an Enneagram type 7 if you are…


If you’re the type of person who always has to know what’s around the corner and can’t resist a good challenge or venture, then it’s likely that you’re an Enneagram type 7. 

Those with this type thrive on being curious. They crave new experiences and are excited to try all kinds of activities. These individuals are often full of ideas and enthusiasm, and their curiosity leads them down paths they never expected to explore. 

Type 7 often have a strong desire for knowledge and tend to approach life with a sense of playfulness and lightheartedness, taking on challenges easily and readily embracing change. 

A key attribute of these individuals is that even when things don’t turn out as planned, they find the silver lining in their situation; unable or unwilling to let themselves get stuck in any sort of rut. Observing the world with fresh eyes keeps them feeling vibrant, alive, and up for any adventure that may come their way.


Enneagram type 7 people relish the feeling of being alive; they are typically described as joyous, curious, and optimistic. 

If you’re an optimist who enjoys life and believes in possibilities, then chances are, you’re type 7! Type 7’s tend to be full of enthusiasm and the energy they put into various activities makes them quick decision-makers who can seize opportunities with both hands. 

People from this group also love exploring potential options and tend to become so excited about new plans that they set their eyes out for even bigger projects to get involved in – a characteristic trait that keeps the optimism going and gives hope to those around them. In short, if you believe in good things always happening despite difficult times – it is likely that you are Type 7!


If you want to live life to the fullest and make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunity, you are probably type 7 in the Enneagram test. This personality type is known as the ‘Reckless’ type, characterized by impulsiveness, enthusiasm and a desire for adventure. 

Those that fit this category love taking risks and pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone. With such an intense craving for excitement and stimulation, they almost always have multiple projects going on simultaneously, always eager for the next big thing. 

Type 7 often sees the world with an eye to possibility, never wanting to leave anything untouched or unexplored. Although it can result in an admirable capability for multitasking and fast-paced energy, it also makes these types prone to over-indulgence and risk-taking behavior.  

Despite these potential pitfalls, there’s no other Enneagram type whose energy is quite so contagious – entering every activity with zeal means those around them never lack entertaining company.


If you’re the type of person who is constantly on the move and have a hard time sitting still, then you may be an Enneagram type 7! Characteristics of this personality type include a skillful ability to multitask and juggle multiple activities at once. 

Type 7s are known for their enthusiasm, curiosity, and zest for life. They love to stay busy and fill their days with tasks, adventures, and interests that stimulate their brain. A need for variety and constant change keeps them active throughout the day. 

Someone with a Type 7 personality will find it difficult to procrastinate or miss out on new experiences in life. If this sounds like you, then congratulations – you may very well be a Hyperactive Enneagram type 7!

Enneagram Type 7 wings

Enneagram type 7 wings are an integral and unique part of the enneagram system. The 7 wings contribute to the individual’s core personality in different ways, which is why they are so important. In type 7 – the Enthusiast – a person may have either a 6-wing or an 8-wing, resulting in two distinct personalities. 

Those with a 6 wing tend to be more moderate, self-reflective and focused on security; this combination allows for improved self-awareness as well as better connection with others. On the other hand, those with an 8 wing bring in extra energy and ambition; this leads to taking more risks and pushing themselves further than before.

Enneagram type 7 levels of Development

Everyone has a unique way of expressing enthusiasm, but it can be divided into three stages: healthy, average and unhealthy. By understanding the nuances between these levels of development we gain greater insight into our own motivations as well as those around us – giving us an extra tool to navigate daily interactions in life!


Healthy Enneagram type 7s are trailblazers, always taking on new challenges and opportunities to grow. They have a contagious enthusiasm that spreads optimism in the face of difficulty, while still keeping their obligations firmly at heart – they never forget what or who needs tending! These energetic adventurers make great team players; we can count on them for an upbeat outlook plus follow-through when it matters most.


At the average level, Enneagram type 7 may struggle with commitment, finding it difficult to stick with projects or relationships when they become bored or restless.

Average Enthusiasts may also engage in impulsive behaviors such as overspending or overindulging in food or alcohol. They may avoid dealing with difficult emotions by distracting themselves with new experiences or activities.


At the unhealthy level, Enneagram type 7s may become addicted to pleasure-seeking behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, or sex. They may engage in risky behaviors without considering the consequences, putting themselves and others in danger.

Unhealthy Enthusiasts may struggle with anxiety or depression when they feel trapped or unable to escape from their problems. They may become manipulative or deceptive in order to get what they want, using charm or wit to avoid facing difficult situations.

In conclusion, understanding the different levels of development for Enneagram type 7 can provide valuable insights into how this personality type functions at various stages of life. By recognizing these patterns within ourselves and others, we can learn how to work towards achieving a healthier state of being while cultivating personal growth along the way.

How to Identify Your Enneagram Type

Identifying your enneagram type can be a great way to get to know yourself better. Taking the time to complete an enneagram test is the best way to dive into this subject. The enneagram test typically consists of a series of questions that will assess your personality traits, philosophies and behaviors. 

Once you have finished taking the test, it is important to take a few moments to review your results and identify the number associated with your type. Each number represents a unique set of qualities, so do not be surprised if more than one resonates with you equally. 

Although the process can feel overwhelming at first, gathering information on all nine enneagram types will give you valuable insight into yourself and help you become more aware overall. 

Check out this video to learn more about finding your Enneagram type! Who knows? Maybe you will find yourself learning and growing alongside them (hint: Take the Enneagram Test!).


In conclusion, Enneagram type 7 individuals are known as “The Enthusiast” due to their adventurous and fun-loving nature. While they bring a lot of energy and excitement into the world, they also face unique challenges such as avoiding discomfort or pain, struggling with impulsivity and commitment, and lacking self-discipline in certain areas. 

By understanding these tendencies and working towards personal growth, Enneagram type 7s can learn to harness their strengths while overcoming their weaknesses. Ultimately, embracing the positive aspects of their personality while acknowledging areas for improvement can lead to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

Did this article pique your interest? Or did it miss anything? Share your thoughts in the comments and let me know what you think was done well, or if there’s anything else I should’ve included. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What do Enneagram 7s struggle with?

Enneagram 7s can often find themselves battling inner turmoil and insecurity, attempting to battle their underlying fear of being limited or lacking in some way. This constant struggle within drives them toward a quest for freedom – both internally and externally.

2. What Enneagram is the most perfectionist?

When it comes to perfectionism, the one Enneagram that stands out is Type 1, also known as The Reformer. People who are of this type tend to have a strong sense of integrity and ethical standards. 

Type 1s are often very critical of themselves (or at least appear so), and can be hard on themselves if things don’t go as planned. Whether Type 1s often come off as judgmental or simply determined, it’s clear that their quest for excellence will never cease.