Baron & Wagele - Are You My Type, Am I yours?

The Adventurer (the Seven)

Adventurers are active and optimistic. They avoid unpleasant emotions, including fear.

Self-Preservation Sevens: "Family and Like-Minded Friends"
Self-preservation Sevens tend to be more family oriented than the other subtypes.

  • I like having a home base where we share values and interests and provide a network of support for each other.
  • I often take the role of keeping people entertained and happy.
  • Planning for and reminiscing about an adventure is usually at least as thrilling as the adventure itself.
  • I prefer my friends to be positive, as I am.
  • I like to be spontaneous, but I also plan ahead to make sure I will see my friends and not miss out on anything.
  • When I take risks, they are usually measured rather than reckless.
  • I spend a lot of time in and around my house.

Relational Sevens: "Excitement"

  • I like challenge and action.
  • Sometimes I push things to the edge or step on people's toes.
  • I prefer whatever is unusual, intense, complex, or aesthetically pleasing.
  • Sometimes I am seductive without meaning to be and get more entangled than I had intended.
  • I pursue fascinating people and adventures.
  • When a relationship loses its charge, I may romanticize the person to avoid boredom, or, if I feel trapped, I back away.
  • I can become upset over the discrepancy between the ideal relationship and reality.
  • It makes me unhappy if my partner doesn't fully experience excitement and adventure with me.

Social Sevens: "Impatient vs. Idealistic"

  • I can see myself risking my life for a principle or cause I believe in.
  • Sometimes I'm slow to act on my good intentions, especially when I would have to give up some freedom.
  • I try to stifle my longings for adventure and put responsibilities to my family, career, or a cause first.
  • I don't like the burden of feeling responsible for the people around me.
  • I like companionship and brotherhood, but I can't stand it when anyone tries to control or coerce me.
  • I can be impatient. I want to take action right now instead of wasting time bickering about procedures.
  • Inequality among people upsets me. I wish there didn't have to be pecking orders.
  • I have a large circle of friends.
  • I like to keep up on what is new in the community.

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

Are You My Type, Am I Yours?
Relationships Made Easy Through the Enneagram
HarperSanFrancisco, 1995, 184 pages