If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 7w8, it means that your dominant type is a seven and you have a few traits from the eight wing.
Sevens are social butterflies and love excitement, whereas an eight can’t resist a good challenge. When you combine the two enneagram types, you end up with someone who is both enthusiastic and determined.
Due to the determined nature of the eight wing, a 7w8 is much more worked oriented than other 7s and the other nine personality types.
When placed in a setting of various backgrounds- whether it be a diversity of beliefs or upbringings, a personality types’ weaknesses and strengths will be intensified.
Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram 7w8 personality is driven by challenges and excitement.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
An Enneagram 7w8 will be stressed by:
A 7w8 loves variety in the work place and are great multitaskers. They do best in an environment that allows them some freedoms and isn’t too routine. Their personality type thrives when can put their energy and intelligence to use.
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An enneagram type 7w8 is both outgoing and determined. Their greatest desire is to have as many opportunities and experiences as possible. 7w8’s biggest fear is being deprived of those experiences.
7w8s can have issues with commitments and keeping promises due to the fact that they fear missing out on things. A 7w8 may have a prior commitment that they’ll abandon if something more exciting comes up.
Enneagram 7w8s feel the most motivated when they’re the center of attention or experiencing new things. They’ll be the most stressed when they don’t limit spending time alone. 7w8s are unhappy when they feel restrained or controlled, exerting energy in too many directions without focus.
The enneagram 7w8 personality tend to prefer direct communication. Be clear with your intentions whether it be in a meeting or over email. Always leave room for dialogue as 7w8s like to have their thoughts and ideas heard.
A seven wing eight will work best in an environment that isn’t too routine. They like variety and adventure, so they’ll need a job that can live up to those expectations. As long as a 7w8 is given these freedoms, they’ll be satisfied.
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