Enneagram Type 7 (“The Enthusiast”)
The epicure aka enthusiast is the seventh personality type of the Enneagram theory, aka “Type 7”. Typically, type sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, playful and spontaneous.
They are referred to as “epicures” or “enthusiasts” because they constantly seek new and exciting experiences and are high-spirited. However, they can become exhausted by this, often becoming distracted and acting in an impatient or impulsive manner.
Type 7 with a 6 wing (7w6)
People with a Enneagram with a type seven wing six (7w6) personality tend to identify more with the type sevens but also share several traits with type sixes. These type sevens tend to be enthusiastic and adventurous, but also responsible; meaning they are better at sticking to prior commitments than other sevens.
Type 7 with an 8 wing (7w8)
Similarly, people with Enneagram with a type seven wing eight (7w8) personality tend to identify more with the type seven, but also share several traits with type eights. These type sevens tend to be enthusiastic, determined and protective. They are also more tough and work-oriented than other type sevens.
Type 7 careers
As type sevens are extroverted and enthusiastic, they are best suited to fast-paced and sociable environments which allow them to be creative and think big. These careers may include marketing roles, a content manager, chef, travel agent, TV personality, personal trainer or sale representative.
They are unlikely to thrive in roles that focus on small detail, such as accountancy, an actuary or surgeon. They may also not like career paths that don’t offer a lot of authority, such as a technician, assistant or admin.