Riso - Understanding the Enneagram
 

Personality Type Seven: The Generalist
The Accomplished, Extroverted, Excessive, Manic Person

Childhood Origin: Disconnected from mother-figure.
Basic Fear: Of being deprived.
Basic Desire: To be satisfied.
Healthy Sense of Self: I am happy.
Characteristic Temptation: To be too acquisitive.
Characteristic Vice: Gluttony.
Characteristic Virtue: Gratitude.
Hidden Complaint: I am happy, although I would be a lot happier if I got everything I wanted.
Key Defense Mechanisms: Repression, externalization, acting out.

Don Richard Riso

Understanding the Enneagram:
The Practical Guide to Personality Types
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990, 288 pages