Seven: The Dreamer
||Feeling happy (Gluttony)
||Complexity of life
|Illusion of Reality:
||Looking to the future
||"I will make the world happy."
||Work on future plans
|Approach to Problem Solving:
||Aggressive: "I accomplish."
|Relationship to Life:
||Way of Reduction: "I am overwhelmed by life."
- When a situation becomes intense, do you get a nearly uncontrollable
urge to laugh or to point out the absurdity of it all, often with a good
- When you hear about or see problems in the world or in people's lives,
do you almost automatically start thinking of solutions?
- Are you "turned off" when people tell you how gifted you
are or what great potential you have because you know that underneath is
the expectation for you to be doing something more meaningful or productive
with your life?
- Are you stimulated by intellectual sparring, by new and different
or by the possibility of being on the cutting edge of a new venture but
"turned off" at the thought of your life being stable, secure,
- Do you prize flexibility and avoid making long-term commitments or
plans "set in concrete"?
- Do people almost universally enjoy your company but at the same time
give you the feeling they don't see the deeper, more intelligent, more
loyal side of your personality?
- Do you see yourself as a good communicator with a broad enough range
of interests that you can keep a conversation going with just about anyone?
- Are you the kind of person who, if given the opportunity, can see the
potential use of many things others might throw out as junk?
- Do you enjoy mental challenges and find yourself seeking out these
kinds of challenges to keep life enjoyable or to keep from being bored?
Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson
What's My Type?
Use the Enneagram System of Nine Personality Types to Discover Your Best
HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, 186 pages