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The Enthusiast

You think you are a number seven, in Enneagram called The ENTHUSIAST? Please get familiar with this type description below: 

For this type it is very important that life would be an exciting adventure. That any life experience would present one more lesson and the possibility to experience something new. Routine is for number seven the most draining thing and they always find something to change or improve. They will find new activities to engage themselves with, which provides them temporary satisfaction.

The Enthusiast
target

For you it is important: 

Variety of activities, good company, positivity, new experiences

Questioning

Your worries: 

sadness and emotional pain, fear of living a boring, limited and poor life 

Number sevens are often focussed toward the future. Unsteady, creative with many plans in their mind, believing that something better is just around the corner. They are extraverted, optimistic, and practical. By being spontaneous and playful, they can also be distracted and feel exaggerated tension.  Number sevens are curious, always looking for new adventures and excitement. The people of this type have many skills. They know very well how to communicate with a variety of people and enthusiasm can be infectious.

Number sevens look to life as if it were a big celebration, full of possibilities and adventures. They can be distinguished by the traits of seeking pleasure. They try to maintain their freedom and happiness, in order to ensure that they don't miss any possibility for pleasure, keeping themselves occupied, and avoiding negative feelings. Because they do not want to accept their own loneliness and pain, it is hard for them to accept the negative emotions of others and see reality as it is. Number sevens run from negative emotions, as these emotions become stronger they can manifest as outbreaks of anxiety or depression. 

Number seven's often have an abundance of new ideas and plans, which makes them very good innovators. They are gifted with strong energy and a need to live every day as well as possible. Humour and good moods help them to not take anything too seriously. Number sevens remind us, that to live is the biggest gift in life

talents

Your talents

Visionary

Talkative

Generating a lot of ideas

Enthusiastic

Love for life

heart

If you disbalanced

Concentrated only on yourself

 Changing from one idea to another

Often experiencing a feeling  inside of "not enough" 

Focus on material things

group people
Friendship

What other people of your type say about themselves

  • It is important to make spontaneous decisions;  I feel more energy in them;

  • In all situations I can see the positive side;

  • I always have a thousand thoughts in my head;

  • I have a lucid imagination;

  • Every day for me is like a new adventure;

  • I easily find a solution to any problem;

  • I always live by future ideas;

  • I am always busy doing something;

  • It is hard to focus on one thing for a longer period of time;

  • I am very good at creating stories. From small things I can create a big story;

  • I can not handle boredom;

  • It is easy for me to get inspired by listening to other peoples stories;

  • It is a very important to experience movement and change;

  • Freedom is one of the most important things to me;

  • I am afraid to commit.

How to get along with you

  • Give me freedom, love and friendship;

  • Engage in conversations with me and laugh together; 

  • Evaluate my visions and listen to my stories;

  • Do not try to change the way I live. Accept me for who I am;

  • Be responsible for yourself. I do not like people who can not take care of themselves;

  • Do not tell me what to do.

“My hobby is paragliding. It is a sport especially dependent on weather conditions. Often I will choose a place to fly in the morning and after I start flying, I get a message from a friend that he is flying in another place and the weather there is "unreal". I quickly pack everything up and go to where he is. I see on my facebook account that friends from another city have uploaded photos that also shows very good conditions for flying in a different site again. I pack up and go to them, wanting to be sure I don’t miss the best place to fly. This pattern is repeated in many different parts of my life. Fear of missing a "better opportunity". Now I see that the best is where I choose to be. Of course, sometimes the same thoughts come up, but now I realize that these are just thoughts, and I can work with them.”

 - Lucy, 35.

The stories of my life

“I noticed that it is difficult for me to follow plans. For example my friends and I were planning to go to the movies, and by the agreed day, I already had other plans. Sometimes I‘ve even forgotten to show up at meetings. Realizing this trait of mine, I began to plan my time more responsibly. Now I write everything in a workbook and record reminders on my phone and computer. It helps me stay on schedule and to be on time everywhere, in most cases."

– Paulina, 32 .

"I don't like to plan, I don't like to limit myself and be like a robot that just follows plans. I am the most energetic when an idea is born and I just go after it. Frankly, that’s how things go in my mind. I read a magazine, see a recipe in it, come up with a dish to make based on it. I go to the store and see, for example, a product that reminds me of another recipe. I forget what I initially planned to cook and bought products for a dish that evoked memories. It is very important to me that my action has an energy and is based on what feels „alive“ right now. I accept changes easily. It was only through life experience that I learned that making bigger changes requires more thought and preparation.”

- Daniel, 36.

Questions to help understand yourself better

  • Do you often think that you have a lot of ideas and feel that it is not enough time to realize all of them? 

  • Do you think that life is a big celebration and there is no time for negativity?

  • Is it hard for you to follow plans, schedules, and rules? 

  • Do you often change your plans and opinion? 

  • Do you agree that in each situation where is a bright side and it is easy for you to see that side? 

People like  you:The 14th Dalai Lama, Galileo Galilei, W.A. Mozart, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Richard Feynman, Wassily Kandinsky, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Noel Coward, John F. Kennedy, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi, Malcolm Forbes, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Suze Orman, Leonard Bernstein, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, 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, Simon Cowell, “Auntie Mame” 

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The Enthusiast

Levels of development

Moving Healthy to Average  level

My state of being which show that I am moving to average levels: "I feel that something better is available somewhere else."

"Wake - up call" (read more)  going from healthy levels to average

Moving from Average to Unhealthy level

My thoughts which shows that I am moving to unhealthy levels: "I feel that my activities are bringing me pain and unhappiness."

Red Flag (read more)  moving to unhealthy levels

LEVEL1  Sevens let go of the belief that they require specific objects and experiences to feel fulfilled, so they are able to fully assimilate their experiences and be nourished by them. They also paradoxically achieve their Basic Desire - to be satisfied and content, to have their needs fulfilled - and they become appreciative, ecstatic, and deeply grateful.

LEVEL2  Sevens are focused on the world of possibilities and are excited by thinking about all the things they will do. Self- image: "I am happy, spontaneous, and outgoing."

LEVEL3  Sevens reinforce their self- image by fully engaging with life and by doing things that will ensure that they will have what they need. Their passionate gusto for life is revealed in great versatility and a prolific output. They are optimistic and bold but also practical and accomplished. 

LEVEL4 Sevens begin to fear that they are missing out on other, more worthwhile experiences; thus they become restless and interested in having more and more options available to them. They stay busy, juggling many different tasks and plans and trying to keep up with the latest trends.

LEVEL5 Sevens worry that they will be bored or frustrated and that painful feelings will arise, so they try to keep themselves excited and occupied. They pump up the energy around them by talking, joking around, and pursuing new adventures, but they are often distracted and unfocused.

   More levels we discuss in a class.

Practice for personal grow

  • Be patient. When you feel that your instincts are telling you to quit everything and run away, stop and calmly consider whether this is really the right decision.

  • When you decide to impulsively change something, think about how it will affect others.

  • Allow yourself to be in discomfort.

  • Control your promises. Always choose not to promise something and, if possible, fulfill rather than promise too much.

  • Stay in touch with reality. For some it is a family commitment, for others it is a routine at work. Find your own strategy to reconcile enthusiasm and optimism with everyday life.

  • After making a choice, aim to implement it to the fullest rather than change your mind in the middle of the process.

  • Your head is full of ideas, but you do not need to act on all of them right now.  Practice evaluating them and see what actually needs to be done in the moment.

  • Practice listening more carefully to others. Not only a good mood is important in communication, but also empathy, trust and connection.

  • Embrace your responsibility. Finish what you started and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • Be organized. Plan your time in a workbook or in any other way which allows you to keep track of what needs to be done.

  • Learn to set priorities. Taking many activities at once does not complete many of them. Plan your time according to priorities and give your full attention after taking on the activity you have chosen.

  • When starting to implement an idea, do not jump in too quickly, practically consider the necessary steps.

  • It is not necessary for you to have everything at this very moment, many opportunities will come around again. This way you will be more willing to recognize the most important ones.

  • Practice asking yourself:  „what are the potential threats of my choice and how can I avoid them?“

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*The information writing in the website is based on the knowledge: " Wisdom of the Enneagram"  by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson