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Enneagram Type 7: Enthusiasm and Mental Anticipation

Enneagram type 7

Enneagram type 7 has a core focus on looking forward to what's enjoyable and satisfying in life while avoiding what's uncomfortable and painful.

Self-Concern: “I am not enthused or satisfied as I am.”

Compensation: "I must avoid limitations and stay open to exciting possibilities that may become available in life."

Core Assumption: Enthusiasm comes from possibilities that lead to something interesting, exciting, or satisfying. This requires that I anticipate whether a path might lead to something positive or negative. The positives are pursued while the negatives are avoided, reframed, or escaped from.

Focus of Attention is on where a train of thought is leading and what's next.


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