Enneagram Fives are motivated by the desire to feel useful and competent, while Sevens are driven by the need to feel satisfied or fulfilled.
Fives should be optimistic but direct when addressing Sevens.
Sevens should communicate clearly and concisely with Fives.
Fives need to express their perspective openly around Sevens while remaining supportive and open-minded. Sevens should be present in the conversation, making sure to listen carefully before sharing their own viewpoint. Both personalities should work together to find multiple solutions before deciding on one that is mutually beneficial.
Fives tend to trust Sevens who are open-minded and curious. Sevens should allow Fives to have plenty of personal space.
Sevens are likely to trust Fives who can be somewhat adventurous and optimistic. Fives should engage Sevens in a discussion about a shared interest.
Fives tend to be reserved and private, while Sevens are usually more outgoing and open.
Fives bring thoughtful decision-making and realistic thinking to a workplace; they can help Sevens be more grounded or practical in their day-to-day lives.
Sevens offer idealistic goal-setting and creative ideas to a work environment. Sevens are likely to help Fives pursue new, exciting opportunities.
Fives tend to only be impacted by change if it harms or disturbs their personal space or independence.
Sevens are usually optimistic and adaptable, usually reframing situations to see the up-side; they tend to process change well.
Fives and Sevens need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fives should avoid being overly negative around Sevens, while Sevens should avoid overcrowding Fives.
Fives and Sevens can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fives can motivate Sevens by discussing a shared interest like art, innovation, etc.
Sevens can excite Fives by giving them space to think about and process situations.