What is an Enneagram type 7 wing 8(The Opportunist)?
People with an enneagram type seven wing eight personality tend to identify most with the seven type, but share many attributes with the eight type, as well. They tend to be enthusiastic, determined, and protective in their behavior. They are generally more tough and work-oriented than other seven types.
Enneagram 7w8 Personality Traits
Seven with an eight wing fear being deprived. They want to pursue new opportunities and avoid being controlled by schedules.
Their basic desire is to content and satisfied. They love experiencing the world by traveling and going to parties.
Opportunists defend themselves by justifying others’ negative actions and rationalizing away bad feelings.
In summary, Enneagram 7w8 personalities tend to...
Prioritize optimism and gratification
Seek opportunity and experience
Be afraid of missing out
Love the company of others
Justify negative actions and feelings
Enneagram 7w8 Strengths
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 7w8 personality include...
Staying high-energy and positive
Natural self-confidence and charisma
Ability to assert themselves
Remaining calm in situations of crisis
Enneagram 7w8 Weaknesses
Weaknesses that are typically associated with the Enneagram 7w8 personality include...
Being perceived as impatient and blunt
Focusing too heavily on career
Difficulty following through on plans
Tendency to focus on material items
How Enneagram 7w8 personalities like to work
Communicating with an Enneagram 7w8
Listen intently and allow sevens with an eight wing to feel free to express themselves; engage in conversation or debate.
Meeting with an Enneagram 7w8
Keep meetings upbeat and energetic while clearly communicating the purpose.
Emailing an Enneagram 7w8
Get right to the point of the matter and encourage them to share their thoughts and ideas.
Giving feedback to an Enneagram 7w8
Be direct when sharing feedback; give them specific ways to improve.
Resolving conflict with an Enneagram 7w8
Honestly express your perspective and listen closely to theirs; discuss and work together toward a compromise.
Enneagram 7w8 Motivations
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.
Enneagram 7w8s tend to be motivated and energized by...
Experiencing new things in life
Being the center of attention
Accomplishing a goal at work
Parties, traveling, concerts, celebrations, etc.
Having strong, thriving relationships with others
Enneagram 7w8 Stress
Enneagram 7w8s tend to be stressed and drained by...
Strict schedules or limits
Spending too much time by themselves
Feeling restrained or controlled
Exerting energy in too many directions
Unnecessary routine and pattern
Enneagram 7w8 Jobs
Sevens with an eight wing are level-headed and energetic. They are good multitaskers with a passion for exploration. They thrive in environments that grant them freedom and independence, while utilizing their practical mind.
Common jobs for people with Enneagram 7w8 personality types
Enneagram 7w8 Slide Show
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