The Enneagram Types
Busy, Fun-Loving Type:
Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered
(The Manic-Depressive and Histrionic Personality Disorders)
Fear: Of being deprived and
Basic Desire: To be satisfied and content to have their needs fulfilled
Enneagram Seven with a Six-Wing: "The Entertainer"
Enneagram Seven with an Eight-Wing: "The Realist"
Healthy: Highly responsive, excitable, enthusiastic about sensation and experience. Most extroverted type: stimuli bring immediate responses they find everything invigorating. Lively, vivacious, eager, spontaneous, resilient, cheerful. / Easily become accomplished achievers, generalists who do many different things well: multi-talented. Practical, productive, usually prolific, cross-fertilizing areas of interest.
At Their Best: Assimilate experiences
in depth, making them deeply grateful and
appreciative for what they have. Become
awed by the simple wonders of life: joyous
and ecstatic. Intimations of spiritual reality,
of the boundless goodness of life.
Average: As restlessness increases,
want to have more options and choices available
to them. Become adventurous and "worldly
wise," but less focused, constantly
seeking new things and experiences: the
sophisticate, connoisseur, and consumer.
Money, variety, keeping up with the latest
trends important. / Unable to discriminate
what they really need, become hyperactive,
unable to say "no" to themselves,
throwing self into constant activity. Uninhibited,
doing and saying whatever comes to mind:
storytelling, flamboyant exaggerations,
witty wise-cracking, performing. Fear being
bored: in perpetual motion, but do too many
things many ideas but little follow
through. / Get into conspicuous consumption
and all forms of excess. Self-centered,
materialistic, and greedy, never feeling
that they have enough. Demanding and pushy,
yet unsatisfied and jaded. Addictive, hardened,
Unhealthy: Desperate to quell their
anxieties, can be impulsive and infantile:
do not know when to stop. Addictions and
excess take their toll: debauched, depraved,
dissipated escapists, offensive and abusive.
/ In flight from self, acting out impulses
rather than dealing with anxiety or frustrations:
go out of control, into erratic mood swings,
and compulsive actions (manias). / Finally,
their energy and health is completely spent:
become claustrophobic and panic-stricken.
Often give up on themselves and life: deep
depression and despair, self-destructive
overdoses, impulsive suicide.
Key Motivations: Want to maintain
their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing
out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves
excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge
Examples: John F. Kennedy, Benjamin Franklin, Leonard Bernstein, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Taylor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Steven Spielberg, Federico Fellini, Richard Feynman, Timothy Leary, Robin Williams, Jim Carey, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Bette Midler, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Gianni Versace, Liza Minelli, Joan Collins, Malcolm Forbes, Noel Coward, Sarah Ferguson, Larry King, Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howard Stern, John Belushi, and "Auntie Mame" (Mame).