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Enneagram 7w6 - An Overview of 'The Entertainer'

Summary of what is an Enneagram Type 7w6?

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Type Sevens have a talent for turning every experience into something positive. Type Sixes move toward groups and individuals for security and a sense of purpose. In the Enneagram, Type Sevens are adjacent to Type Sixes. Therefore, some Type Sevens share a few of the traits, motives, and fears of Type Six. These are known as Type Sevens with a Six Wing, or Type 7w6.


What is an Enneagram 7w6?

What is a Type 7 wing 6 on the Enneagram?

Type Sevens pursue fascinating and fun experiences as a way to distract themselves from pain. Type Sevens with a Six Wing do this by surrounding themselves with happy people. They tend to project their hidden inner turmoil onto others and often believe that they are the one truly happy person in their circle. Nicknamed “The Entertainer,” 7w6es are on a serious mission to serve as the life of the party.

Rarely found in solitude, Entertainers are lively conversationalists who easily connect with all kinds of people, making matches and building bridges as they go. If you want to find a 7w6, look toward the center of festive crowds and follow the sounds of joyful laughter.

Close companions of 7w6es experience a whirlwind of exciting adventures before they drop out exhausted, wondering where their 7w6 friend finds the energy to keep going. There's something frenetic and forced about it. The Entertainer's smile wears thin but doesn't waver. When they do crash, they crash hard into an intense disillusionment. It doesn't take long before some slight glimmer catches their interest and they have reconstructed their world full of interesting pleasures filled with friends to entertain.

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Rarely found in solitude, Entertainers are lively conversationalists who easily connect with all kinds of people, making matches and building bridges as they go.

 

Type 7 Primary Enneagram type
7w6 Type Seven with Type Six wing

A healthy Enneagram 7w6 is vivacious, creative, and highly sociable with a strong zest for life. Their drive to deliver the most positive possible outcome in any situation guarantees that they are skilled planners and organizers.


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Type 7w6 Type Seven Wing Six

Here are some of the key traits to a Type 7w6 personality.

  • Quick-witted conversationalists
  • Wide circle of friends and acquaintances
  • Rapidly generate plans, ideas, and solutions
  • Value optimism and happiness
  • Difficulty sitting with sadness, fear, and anger
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Did you know: When unhealthy and stressed, Enneagram 7w6 are prone to become more perfectionistic and critical of themselves and others.


Type 7w6 Fears and Desires

A list of the core fears and desires of an Enneagram 7w6

Enneagram types have fears and desires - things to avoid and things to seek.

Fears

Things Enneagram 7w6 Types should avoid

Core Fear: Type 7w6s fear being alone and not distracted when past disappointments and mistakes catch up with them:

  • Loneliness
  • Boredom
  • Being stuck

Desires

Things Enneagram 7w6 Types should seek

Core desire: Type 7w6s desire to be surrounded by people who are as happy as they believe themselves to be:

  • To be the life of the party
  • To be admired for their ability to engage and captivate people
  • To always have options and plans to choose from

Type 7w6 Strengths and Weaknesses

A list of the main Type 7w6 strengths and weaknesses

Every Enneagram type, even types with wings such as 7w6, has strengths and weaknesses. These are personality traits that help and others that hinder.

Info Table
Type 7w6 Strengths Type 7w6 Weaknesses
Ability to lift spirits of others Scattered and spread thin between various projects and interests
Playful approach to getting the job done Hidden anxiety may lead to substance abuse
Strong sense of humor May easily abandon people and pursuits in search of greener pastures
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Sevens with a Six wing may have an impressive range of skills and accomplishments, but a peek into their past will reveal abandoned projects and half-completed courses of study. They do not often stick with a subject long enough to fully master it.


Data: Distribution Between Core Type 7 vs Type 7w6 vs Type 7w8

Is one wing type more common than the other?

Some Type 7s do not exhibit wing traits significantly enough to say they have a wing. When this happens we say they are a 'core' Type 7. Not all Type 7s have a wing, as we see in our research results below.

Figure 1: Type 7 vs Type 7w6 vs Type 7w8

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What this chart shows

This chart shows that 89.2% of Type 7s do not have a wing type, in other words they are 'core' Type 7s. We see that 6.7% of Type 7s are 7w6 and 4.1% are 7w8.

Notes:
  • 1. n=27985
  • 2. Population: global
  • 3. Dataset last updated:

Type 7w6 Career Choices

What are some of the common career choices for an Enneagram 7w6?

All personality types are naturally drawn to certain careers over others. Here we have compiled a list of three sectors that Type 7w6s have a proclivity for and three that are likely to clash with a Type 7w6 personality type.

Career choices

  • green tick Entertainer
  • green tick Project Manager
  • green tick Publicist
  • red cross Accountant
  • red cross Clergy
  • red cross Doctor
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Understandably, this career list is not prescriptive. There will be many Enneagram Type 7w6 careers that are successful and in the 'not recommended' sectors.


Famous People With Type 7w6

Which famous people are Enneagram Type 7w6?

These famous individuals have the personality Type 7w6. Are you also 7w6? Do you recognize any personality similarities you can relate to?

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Robin Williams

American actor and comedian

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Timothy Leary

American psychologist, psychedelic drug advocate

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Tom Wolfe

American novelist and journalist

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John Belushi

American actor and comedian

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Leonard Bernstein

American composer and music educator

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Prince Harry

Member of the British Royal family and Duke of Sussex

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Bob Ross

American artist and television art instructor

 

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Have we missed anyone?

Our research is always ongoing so please let us know if you think we've missed a noteworthy Type 7w6 worth highlighting.

 


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Chloe Yarwood, MSc

University of Chichester, Advanced Applied Psychology

Chloe Yarwood, MSc in Advanced Applied Psychology from University of Chichester. Specialist in personality type theory and developing valid personality questionnaires.