Enneagram Sevens are driven by the need to feel fulfilled, while Eights are motivated by a desire for personal autonomy.
Sevens should be direct and clear when communicating with Eights.
Eights should be optimistic and sincere when addressing Sevens.
Sevens should directly communicate issues with Eights; they need to stand their ground when sharing. Eights should avoid being overly harsh in discussion. Sevens and Eights should each take ownership of their contributions to the negative situation, while working together to reach a compromise.
Sevens are likely to trust Eights who are patient and supportive. Eights should make an effort to avoid negativity around Sevens.
Eights tend to trust Sevens who share their opinions. Sevens should help encourage Eights to be positive and pursue new opportunities.
Sevens tend to be spontaneous, creative, and flexible, while Eights are usually assertive, logical, and independent.
Sevens offer innovative ideas to a workplace. Sevens can help Eights think unconventionally.
Eights bring fair, balanced decision-making to a work environment; they can help Sevens think through difficult choices.
Sevens tend to adapt well to new situations, as they are generally intrigued and excited by the positive aspects of change.
Eights are also relatively adaptable, given that the change doesn’t impact their personal freedom.
Sevens and Eights need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Sevens should avoid making demands around Eights, while Eights should avoid being overly negative around Sevens.
Sevens and Eights can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Sevens can motivate Eights by sharing appreciation for their thoughtful advice.
Eights can encourage Sevens by sharing in an adventurous experience.