Enneagram Type 7w6: The Entertainer (A guide)

This article will help the audience develop an understanding about the enneagram type 7w6 by highlighting elements of it’s personality such as it’s basic fear and desire, their most dominant traits and their strengths and weaknesses.

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What Is The Enneagram Type 7w6?

The enneagram type 7w6 is an enneagram type that has traits from type 7 and type 6 enneagrams although the majority of traits associated are from the aforementioned one. This enneagram is also known as the Entertainer and is spontaneous, has their interests diversified and can sometimes get overwhelmed with their load of work. 

These individuals are generally extroverted and are very high spirited and vibrant, wanting to enjoy what life has to offer them. However, sometimes they get stuck in so many things at once that they become scattered and hence distracted. Being in so many things at once not only makes your performance go down but exhausts these types too!

At the best, these ‘Pathfinders’ (another name they go by) love to be adventurous and will not let the opportunity of experiencing something new go but compared to type sevens, they are more committed to their work. Entertainers want to focus their talents on their goals and make sure they make it meanwhile! 

What Is The Personality Of Type 7w6 Enneagrams?

Now that we have a general understanding about this type, let us study them a bit more deeply! We will now look at their basic fear and desire in this section.

The Basic Fear Of Entertainers – The Show Must Go On!

They hate pain. They absolutely hate pain. Entertainers despise the construct of pain and do not want to experience it and are always in an attempt to evade it. Also they are scared they might be deprived of the joys in life. They do not want to miss out even if they have taken up loads of commitments. 

These are the types of people you will see taking an interest in everything they can think of doing; they will know they have work on their head but they will still try to squeeze out some time from their life to get time for those opportunities they just can’t seem to stop thinking of.

Entertainers also develop the fear that if they do not take up an opportunity they may be missing out on something very big in life and hence become stressed out. They do not want to miss out on any opportunity to learn or enjoy life and if they do it seems as though they will never get that opportunity again – which we all know is usually not the case. 

So! Entertainers need to take it easy and understand that as humans, we have limited resources and energy and must be wise when using them otherwise we can mess up the things we have and the things we might have one day.

The Basic Desire Of Type 7w6 Enneagrams.

The basic desire of enneagram type 7w6 is to feel happy and satisfied. How does this relate to their fear? Well, they strongly believe that they can achieve satisfaction and contentment by enjoying what life has to give them; they are very cautious about not losing an opportunity and sometimes develop the thought process that this opportunity is just for them and if they don’t take it they are making a mistake.

The type 7w6 enneagram wants to make sure they feel as if they have done everything on their bucket list – they want to experience life in its best form. Even if they are not happy they try to avoid that feeling of absence of the feeling of sadness by rationalizing their negative feelings. Sometimes they convince themselves they are happy even though they are not.

The best thing about these enneagrams is that they appreciate joy and life experiences no matter how small they are. Yes the big joys of life are always great but they are happy even in the small things.

What Behaviours Define Type 7w6 Enneagrams: Entertainment?

  • Rationalize Events
  • Relationship Builders
  • Playful
  • Good brainstormers.
  • Curious

Rationalize Events: Making Excuses For Others.

One habit the type 7w6 enneagram has developed is to rationalize what goes on around them. Firstly, we need to understand the reason behind this. They rationalize a number of things that are usually associated with the actions of others; why they may have chosen a certain option, why they seemed distant today or why they didn’t come for the meeting. They do this to avoid getting hurt. They want to make up excuses for others in order to avoid the possibility that the other person meant harem, wants to avoid them or has some sort of negative intention towards feeling for them.

Hence, the job they do for others is to assume something good about their actions. However, this is not usually a good thing. Although it helps the type 7w6 avoid making wrong assumptions, it can also throw them into an unrealistic picture of what goes on around them and they may fail to see things for what they actually are. Short term happiness will lead to long term pain in this case.

Relationship Builders – Value People.

These individuals are quite extroverted and like to be social, outgoing and thus interact frequently with other people. It gives them satisfaction and joy to meet new people, learn about them and what they do. It assures them in a way that they are not missing out on meeting new people or forming long term relationships.

Type 7w6 enneagrams are very serious when it comes to relations and this is one of the things that defines them. You will notice they are very much invested in the relations they have with others. This is because they are extroverted so it comes naturally to them. Also, they consider people as an opportunity life gives them so they can grow with them or through them. 

Hence meeting people and engaging with them is deeply rooted in their desire as well as fear. They do not want to miss out on someone just because they messed up in a relationship. If you are in a relationship with an enneagram type 7w6, put in the effort because they are too!


They are definitely not your typical boring person. The enneagram type 7w6 is a lively human being who wants to make the best out of moments. They want to have fun and in the process will not mind teasing someone else or having a bit of fun. 

They will crack jokes, tease others or bring up embarrassing memories just for the sake of a laugh. They will make sure the gathering they are at is not boring and people actually have fun. Their extroversion helps out greatly over here!

Good Brainstormers.

They have agile minds that are pretty quick at processing information and understanding it. They can also pick up on a lot of cues from their environment. However, they are not the best of thinkers and may need to put in a lot of effort before they can actually extract deep insights. Nevertheless, they are able to think over things efficiently and can reach good solutions.

Their ability to engage with people allows them to discuss problems with others in a number of ways; this allows more angles to be made on the same issues and more opinions on how to solve it come together. Hence, with these people, solutions can be discovered pretty soon as they work well in teams.


As much as they want to enjoy life and not miss out on any opportunity, they are very curious and want to learn all about life and what opportunities they can get from it! They will make attempts to learn about whatever they have heard of and ask many questions – their extraversion makes it possible for them to not shy away.

The Strengths Of Entertainers.

There are a number of strengths these interesting personalities have that are listed below:

  • Versatile
  • Committed
  • Optimistic
  • Agile Thinkers
  • Cooperative

The Weaknesses Of Type 7w6 Enneagrams.

Regardless of how optimistic these individuals are, they do have some weaknesses:

  • Self Doubt
  • Self Burden Themselves
  • Sensitive To What Others Think & Say
  • Likely To Experience Burnouts.


The article looked at what type of personality the type 7w6 enneagram is by helping the audience develop an understanding about their fears and desires, major personality traits and strengths and weaknesses.

Frequently Asked Questions: Enneagram Type 7w6: The Entertainer

What does 7w6 mean?

7w6 means a type 7 enneagram that has some traits of the type 6 enneagram. 

What is one difference between a type 7 enneagram and a type 7w6 enneagram?

The one difference between a type 7 enneagram and a type 7w6 enneagram is that the type 7w6 enneagram is more committed to it’s tasks and hence more focused.

What traits does a type 7w6 enneagram possess?

The type 7w6 enneagram possesses traits such as playful, focused, quick learner, sensitive, kind and cooperative.




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