7w6 Enneagram 7 Wing 6 Explained

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Jesse Williams

An Enneagram with nine basic types helps us to decode our personality. Wings, like the second side of a coin, add attributes to the base personality.

Once we understand which Enneagram and wing type correlates to our quirks, we are no longer confused by the split personality queries about our lifestyle.

Your cousin with an adventurous streak, the new friendly colleague, spontaneous acts by your childhood friend or the enthusiastic neighbor with fairy lights up long before Christmas. They all belong to Enneagram 7 wing 6 (7w6) or ‘The Aficionado’ personality.

Enneagram 7 w 6 description

An Enneagram type 7 wing 6 refers to a type 7 personality with a 6 wing. A 7w6 Enneagram is part and parcel of the Head Triad, so their decision-making process is thought-oriented.

They seek happiness and harmony. Stimulation and engagement keep the 7w6 type on cloud nine.

Seven with wing six Enneagram is goal oriented. They attribute misunderstandings arising from their lack of awareness of any sadness or pain.

Enneagram 7 w 6 type mostly fears missing out on the excitement. So, a last-minute change of plans does not sit well with them. They underperform when physically unfit and unable to complete the task, especially when they sense that they are likely to lose out on something exciting. 

Enneagram 7s inevitably tend to flare up when involved in some mundane job or find their freedom curtailed. Boredom shoots up their stress levels and financial matters are an enigma to Enneagram 7w6.

Enneagram 7w6 vs 6w7

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Enneagram 6w7

7 wing 6 type seeks positivity and maintains friendly relations with all. 7w6 type personality loves to socialize and indulges in the fun through others. Enneagram 7 wing 6 gives a wide berth to negative spaces and situations.

The 6w7’s type is a party animal and seeks security via entertainment. Under stressful conditions, Enneagram type 6w7 personalities lose their temper and show aggression. The 6w7 fears betrayal (‘Et Tu Brutus’) and actively pursues loyalty.

Enneagram 7w6 vs 7w8

When it comes to comparisons between Enneagram 7w6 and 7w8, they follow divergent paths toward similar goals.

7w6 lives for fun like a page-three party hopper. Type seven wing six likes a fixed routine for stability, whereas a 7w8 is more concerned about having fun and living a challenging life.

The 7w6 is the ‘Secret Adventurer’ ready to follow in the footsteps of ‘Indiana Jones’. When we think of the ‘Careerist’ 7w8, their vitals need an adrenaline fix to test their body and soul limits.

Being a 7w8 personality means being shielded with a fearless, brave, daring, courageous, and fierce persona.

Dr. LaHue does a deep dive into the difference between 7w6 and 7w8.

7w6 Enneagram Characters

Consider yourself in an august company if your Enneagram type reads as 7w6. Here’s a list of the who’s who of the universe falling under the 7w6 type Enneagram personality:

  • Sirius Black from Harry Potter (an absolute favorite)
  • Fred Weasley & George Weasley from Harry Potter (total mad hatters)
  • Sean Penn (a powerhouse performer)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Italian polymath)
  • Steven Spielberg (iconic filmmaker)
  • Sean Penn (a powerhouse actor)
  • Elton John (of the Candle in the Wind fame)
  • Britney Spears (Princess of pop)
  • Miley Cyrus (remember the Hannah Montana TV series?)

Enneagram 7 wing 6 Relationships

Brimming with eye-catching qualities—positive, spirited, and fun-loving—an Enneagram 7w6 gains an edge over others in bonding with people. Sadly, with time, their relationship begins to fall apart quickly because type 7w6 is already on the prowl for some novelty.

Enneagram 7w6 type, with a gung-ho attitude and a ‘never say never’ mantra, is always surrounded by new people and schemes.

But most 7 w 6 will run a mile as soon as they spot anything boring or repetitive. Yes for scuba diving, a big no to sitting through a dress rehearsal! This is not their idea of fun.

Enneagram 7w6 Careers

Enneagram 6 wing 7 is well suited to fast-paced environments that give space to nurture their creativity and adventurous spirit. Their mind works on building and retaining community ties as their heart remains loyal to friend and family.

A combination of curiosity and productive skills sets them apart from everyone else.

Based on these traits, type 7 wing 6 Enneagram will prosper in positions like:

  • Media planner
  • Travel writer
  • Photographer
  • Journalist
  • Pilot
  • Publicist
  • Travel agent
  • Pilates instructor
  • Tour guide

With an Enneagram type 7, your personality can be a blend of 6 or 8 wing. Mostly, the outcome is a result of the influences of both wings. In stray cases, one dominant wing may influence the traits of the main personality.

An Enneagram type seven wing six possesses all the characteristics of a 7 with slight influence from a type 6. An Enneagram 7w6 looks before leaping, staying within the cautious limit while being adventurous.

Sevens are not likely to miss any fun. With the six wing holding the reins tightly, their circle consists of friends and family. Optimistic to the T, armed with a futuristic vision and bouncing with boundless energy, that is a healthy 7w6 personality.

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Written By Jesse Williams

Jesse has taken a deep dive into how personality effects our daily lives. After taking all the tests under the sun, she enjoys comparing her results with total strangers. It's fun for her.

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