If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 8w7, it means that you’re an eight personality and with a few traits from seven wing types.
Since 8 is the dominant wing, 8w7s are charismatic and enjoy challenging themselves and others. Sevens desire to enjoy life, they love risk taking, and being social.
When you combine the eight and the seven wing, you end up with someone who is social, confident, and ambitious. Out of the nine personality types, an 8w7 is extremely comfortable with conflict.
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 type 8w7’s key motivation is being in control of themselves.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
An Enneagram 8w7 will be stressed by:
It is possible for an unhealthy 8w7 to develop antisocial personality disorder, especially if they become too stressed. It is best to receive a physician’s independent judgment before self-diagnosing, however.
People who are an 8w7 enneagram type are action takers that love pursuing new opportunities and ideas. They envision big plans for themselves and are dedicated to seeing them through.
They are self sufficient and will thrive in an environment that gives them the authority to make a difference.
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An enneagram 8w7 has the charisma and drive on an 8, with some sociable traits of a seven wing. 8w7s are largely centered around control: whether they have full control or no control. The want the autonomy to make their own decisions and want to help others do the same for themselves.
An 8w7’s basic desire is to have full control over themselves and have the opportunity to dream big. Their biggest fear is losing control and they hate reporting to authority figures.
If you want to motivate an 8w7, surround them with other people and loosen up the reigns so that they can make their own choices. They will become stressed in scenarios where they might be perceived as weak.
If you want to work well along side an 8w7, it’s important to make them feel heard. They want to be in charge of themselves, so treat them as your equal and do not boss them around. If you need something of them, be direct and polite about it.
An 8w7 will work best in an environment that offers them freedoms. Specifically, creative freedoms. This enneagram type likes to come up with ideas, so if they’re given the space to do so they will thrive.
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