Type 2 and Type 7 Relationship

Learn about Enneagram types and relationships

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What is Enneagram Type 2
(The Caregiver)?
People with an Enneagram type Two personality tend to be generous, altruistic, and empathetic in their behavior. They are hardworking and motivated people with a drive to connect with the world. They love attending to other people and feeling helpful.

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What is Enneagram Type 7
(The Adventurer)?
People with an Enneagram type Seven personality tend to be enthusiastic, adventurous, and spontaneous in their behavior. They love seeking out new experiences. They are people-oriented and enjoy pursuing new relationships.

Communication

How can Twos and Sevens communicate effectively with each other?

Twos and Seven are both outgoing, energetic, and positive. Twos, however, tend to be altruistic and attentive, driven by a desire for acceptance from other people. Sevens tend to be more spontaneous and excited by life, driven by the need to feel fulfilled and content.

Twos should be upbeat and positive when addressing Sevens.

Sevens should be attentive and encouraging when communicating with Twos.


Resolving Conflict

How can Twos and Sevens resolve conflict?

Twos and Sevens should address tensions empathetically. Twos should encourage Sevens to share how they’re truly feeling about a situation. Sevens should recognize their own, potentially negative, emotions; they should feel comfortable addressing personal issues with Twos. Both parties should work together to find a few potential solutions to the situation.


Building Trust

How can Twos and Sevens build trust?

Twos tend to trust Sevens who can express their emotions and connect on a deeper level. Sevens should avoid reframing their feelings around Twos.

Sevens usually trust Twos who allow them the freedom to openly pursue exciting opportunities. Twos should be willing to participate in new activities or adventures with Sevens.

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Working Together

How can Twos and Sevens work together?

Twos are inviting, conscientious, and emotionally intuitive, while Sevens tend to be adventurous, idealistic, and relaxed. Twos bring generosity and patience to a work environment. Sevens tend to offer creativity and open-mindedness. Twos can help Sevens commit to long-term tasks, while Sevens can help Twos pursue new opportunities.


Dealing with Change

How can Twos and Sevens deal with change?

Twos tend to prefer stability, specifically in their relationships, but may adapt to change after a short amount of time. Sevens are likely to welcome and enjoy beneficial change.


Managing Stress

Twos and Sevens need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Twos are easily stressed by...

  • Disregarding their own personal needs
  • Facing criticism or neglect from others
  • Feeling overwhelmed by everyone else’s needs
  • Rejection from job opportunities

Sevens are easily stressed by...

  • Schedules, rules, and limits
  • Negativity from those around them
  • Unnecessary and boring routine
  • Lack of choice or freedom

Twos should avoid being negative or passive-aggressive around Sevens, while Sevens should be attentive to Twos’ personal needs in times of stress.


Encouraging and Motivating

Twos and Sevens can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Twos are motivated by...

  • Remembering to attend to their own needs
  • Being helpful and accomplishing goals
  • Meeting and befriending new people
  • Serving others who are in need

Sevens are motivated by...

  • Creative or trendy aesthetics
  • Multiple choices or options
  • Meeting and getting to know new people
  • Parties, concerts, and other large gatherings

Twos can motivate Sevens by joining them in a new experience.

Sevens can encourage Twos by sharing their feelings openly.


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