Enneagram Fours are driven by their need for personal identity, while Sevens are motivated by a desire to find satisfaction or fulfillment. Fours should try to be positive and open-minded when addressing Sevens. Sevens should try to communicate more emotionally with Fours.
Fours should communicate their feelings calmly with Sevens while remaining empathetic to Sevens’ tendency to reframe situations. Sevens should be considerate of Fours’ need to work through a situation emotionally by sharing their own feelings. Fours and Sevens should be open-minded and patient while working through issues.
Fours generally trust Sevens who communicate and connect on a deeper, more personal level. Sevens should respect Fours’ autonomy and allow them space to think.
Sevens are likely to trust Fours who maintain a mostly positive mindset. Fours should try to participate in and enjoy experiences that excite Sevens.
Fours tend to be artistic and emotionally aware, while Sevens are usually more social and enthusiastic.
Fours bring insight and independent thinking to a work environment; they can help Sevens think through difficult decisions.
Sevens offer optimism and creativity to a workplace. Sevens can help Fours pursue new opportunities.
Fours don’t tend to be very personally affected by change, as they are usually more concerned with their internal state.
Sevens tend to process change well; they are generally intrigued by new experiences and have a talent for seeing the bright side of most situations.
Fours and Sevens need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fours should avoid being overly negative or pessimistic around Sevens, while Sevens should avoid pushing Fours to be happy or excessively optimistic.
Fours and Sevens can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fours can encourage Sevens by participating in a shared experience.
Sevens can motivate Fours by engaging in deeper, more philosophical discussion.