Enneagram 7w8 -The Realist-
Enneagram type 7 wing 8: The Realist is a subtype that results from the encounter of types 7 and 8, which means that Seven’s natural enthusiasm and optimism meets the determination and rampaging style of the Eights.
The enneagram 7 wing 8 overview
Enneagram 7w8 types are self-confident, they love to be in control of their lives and get what they want. They are just as hopeful and restless as Sevens but with the self-assertiveness of the Eights. They are also hard-workers that always take the extra effort to stand out on their tasks. As they are not as easily distracted, they are very detail-focused and can do their best. These types dream big and pursue scalable careers. They are very protective of their things and beloved ones, but can also be very suspicious and defensive.
We have to take into account that these two are not part of the same crew. The 7s are part of the Head Triad, while the 8s come from the Gut Triad. Thoughts and Instincts, both make 7w8 types very anxious when unbalanced. They can always foresee things and get prepared. They usually won’t show their vulnerability to anyone, not even themselves. Because as soon as the storms comes, they may get distracted with other activities or “urgencies”.
7w8’s uncertainty drives them to be impulsive and sometimes risky. They struggle for joy and security, yet they want to feel as if they were exactly where they want to be. The discomfort they feel when facing the unknown makes them want to manipulate or rush things on their favor.
Enneagram 7w8 Personality Traits
Enneagram type 7w8’s most basic fear is to feel lost. Missing on life’s beauty and all the great things out there are their main concerns. They deeply perceive the world’s abundance and are fascinated by it. But instead of enjoying it peacefully, having a great time enjoying the ride, they get desperate. Am I on the right path? Am I moving away from what’s truly mine? How can I live all these amazing things I want to live before I die? The question list goes on, and so does the clock. That’s why 7w8 runs away. They won’t decide for a unique option, if they can they will do everything and try to save the boat at all cost.
Enneagram 7w8’s most basic desire is to reach paradise on Earth. Living a beautiful life, and enjoying life’s wonders. From this deep need comes their constant effort to build an aesthetic reality, full of pleasures for all the senses. As tourists that only have a couple of days to get to know a new unexplored city, they want to seize every moment and not miss a thing. They want to be surrounded by love and joy. Feeling satisfied. And to achieve it, they embrace life intensely.
Enneagram 7w8 Strengths
Enneagram 7w8 strengths come from their optimism. Most of the time they are in a good mood and try to spread it around. They love to start new things and especially when encouraged by others. With their natural charisma, they give others very chill vibes and can be very inspirational when healthy. Once they decide to go for whatever they want, they won’t stop until they accomplish it. Not only because they are kind of addicted to new things and rewards, but also because they want to experience the life they think they deserve, with lots of joy and happiness.
Enneagram 7w8 Weaknesses
Enneagram 7w8 weaknesses are related to their anxiety. Whether it’s material things, a state of mind, or any goal, they need to achieve it. To avoid failure and sadness, they focus on work. But sometimes it can get too excessive. Let’s say they aren’t really measured people. They love to make big moves. As they love last-minute plans, and to be spontaneous sometimes this can interrupt their plans. This characteristic restless attitude makes them be perceived as impatient, and that’s something that makes them insecure about themselves.
How Enneagram 7w8 personalities like to work
Learning how each personality works gives us powerful insights. It helps us overcome different situations and improve our relationship potential. Let’s check some vital points to learn about Enneagram type 7 wing 8.
Communicating with an Enneagram 7w8
When communicating feel free to go deeper into the conversation and share mutual points of view. They like to create true and transparent bonds.
Meeting with an Enneagram 7w8
Driving meetings to a next level, makes them inspirational and optimistic. Address the big goals and project new and exciting scenarios.
Emailing an Enneagram 7w8
Be accurate. Don’t waste time and focus on the main topic. Encourage 7w8 to propose new ideas.
Giving feedback to an Enneagram 7w8
Honesty is always valuable. They will also love it if you point out some growth areas always making sure you recognize their potential.
Resolving conflicts with an Enneagram 7w8
When solving conflict, make room for sharing mutual feelings and perspectives. Kindness and deep conversations won’t fail you.
Enneagram 7w8 Motivations
Enneagram 7w8s feel very motivated when they are starting new things and going for new experiences. Everything that will lead them to big makeovers, transformations, or just brings changes or upgrades to their environment is very welcome. Achievements, social activities and random plans give them butterflies.
Enneagram 7w8 Stress
Enneagram 7w8 stresses out when they are prisoners of time. If they feel limited or somehow restricted they start to wither. They need some relaxing times, open spaces and spend time with other people often to get inspired. Also, when they dissipate their energy into too many things, they get lost and frustrated.
Enneagram 7w8 Jobs
The most common jobs for Enneagram type 7 wing 8 are: Motivational Speaker, Travel Writer, TV Anchor, Promoter, Sales Manager, Publicist, Travel Agent, Firefighter, or Paramedic. Anything that allows them to explode their potential, experience different and intense situations, adrenaline highs and being in constant movement is the perfect job for them.
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