a story of a 7 on the Enneagram

If you’ve studied behavior or personality tests, you may nod your head when it comes to today’s story. I’m a seven on the Enneagram, which means that I love life! I love exclamation points! When I’m in a healthy spot, joy abounds and beauty is found all around me.

But getting there is not the easiest thing for me, because I’m prone to overextending myself, to a scattered disposition, to flying by the seat of my pants.

So, I’m learning, as always, and I’ve got some words up at The Mudroom for you today all about it:

I want it all.

I want to do it all, I want to have it all, I want to be it all.

The problem, of course, exists in the fact that not only is this way of thinking absolutely impossible, but it’s also wholly unrealistic and unhealthy. So, I’m learning, as a late thirty-something year old woman, to set boundaries. I’m learning to say no once again and I’m learning that in order for me to see and relish and believe in the Beauty existent all around me, I have to listen to my insides.

And I have to stop and do some navel gazing of my own.

Perhaps you’re a little bit like me: a Seven on the Enneagram, an ENFP on the Myers-Briggs chart. I relish in a full schedule, in appointments and meetings and assignments – but as much as I love the look of business, of the aforementioned “all,” when I neglect to leave room in my life for quiet, for rest, for slow, stress and anger rear their ugly heads.

Have no fear – the rest of the story can be found HERE Thanks for your support of my writing journey!

Otherwise, what number are you on the Enneagram? What personality type do you call yourself from the Myers-Briggs assessment? And WHAT, say you, have you learned about yourself along the way? 

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