What is an Enneagram type 8 wing 7(The Nonconformist)?
People with an Enneagram type eight wing seven personality tend to identify most with the eight type, but share many attributes with the seven type, as well. They tend to be self-confident, sociable, and pragmatic in their behavior. They are ambitious and independent, preferring to follow their own path. They are generally more comfortable with conflict than eights with a nine wing.
Enneagram 8w7 Personality Traits
Eight with a seven wing fear being controlled by others. They dislike authority and prefer to work alone.
Their basic desire is to remain in control of their own lives. They also want other people to be free, and are often advocates for those less able.
Nonconformists defend themselves by denying vulnerability. They don’t want to appear weak and therefore avoid situations that may leave them exposed or defenseless.
In summary, Enneagram 8w7 personalities tend to...
Advocate for the rights of others
Think practically and creatively
Be afraid of losing their autonomy
Dream big and be idealistic
Struggle to be emotionally honest or vulnerable
Enneagram 8w7 Strengths
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 8w7 personality include...
Making logical and fair decisions
Forming connections with others
Creating optimistic and innovative plans
Leading others inspirationally and effectively
Ability to share their thoughts and opinions openly
Enneagram 8w7 Weaknesses
Weaknesses that are typically associated with the Enneagram 8w7 personality include...
Struggling to remain patient
Tendency to overindulge themselves
Difficulty listening to authority figures
Lacking sensitivity to the feelings of others
How Enneagram 8w7 personalities like to work
Communicating with an Enneagram type 8w7
Be logical, balanced, and direct; listen and engage in dialogue.
Meeting with an Enneagram type 8w7
Allow eights to share new ideas while logically addressing the purpose of the meeting.
Emailing an Enneagram type 8w7
Be clear and brief when emailing an eight wing seven; welcome their thoughts and opinions.
Giving feedback to an Enneagram type 8w7
Be respectful and encouraging when sharing feedback.
Resolving conflict with an Enneagram type 8w7
Express your perspective clearly and logically; listen to their side and discuss the conflict until you reach an agreement.
Enneagram 8w7 Motivations
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.
Enneagram 8w7s tend to be motivated and energized by...
Spending time around groups of people
Freedom and opportunity from work
Making practical but optimistic decisions
Exercising or exerting pent-up energy
Enneagram 8w7 Stress
Enneagram 8w7s tend to be stressed and drained by...
Feeling out of control and insignificant
Reconciling with their own emotions
Being perceived as bossy or controlling
Others’ self-pity or lack of action
Enneagram 8w7 Jobs
Eights with a seven wing are action-oriented and powerful people with a passion for pursuing new opportunities. They dream big and have the dedication to achieve their goals. They thrive in environments that encourage their idealism, while granting them the authority to make a difference.
Common jobs for people with Enneagram 8w7 personality types
Enneagram 8w7 Slide Show
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