6w7 & 7w6 Relationships: The Enneagrams (A Guide)

This article will take a look at the relationship between 6w7 and 7w6 and highlight what traits affect it. Furthermore, the article will also introduce both enneagram types to help the audience develop a deeper understanding of the topic.

6w7 & 7w6 Relationships – How Compatible Are They?

The compatibility between 6w7 and 7w6 is present due to a number of traits however there are some differences between the two as well! We will explore these differences in a bit but first we will look at why they are compatible!

Here are traits that help the 6w7 increase their compatibility with 7w6s:

  • Caring
  • Honoring Promises
  • Seek Support

Here are traits that help the 7w6 increase their compatibility with 6w7s:

  • Optimistic
  • Pursue Relations
  • Sensitive To Feelings

Before we explore these traits, we will introduce both enneagram types to the audience.

The 6w7 Enneagram: The Confidant

This enneagram shares traits not only with the type 6 enneagram but also the type 7 enneagram. These individuals are very hard working and like to put in a lot of effort and time into what they do or believe in. The ‘buddy’ is also more sociable compared to other type 6s hence they like to meet new people, attend parties and events and of course not miss out on any event!

The confidant loves being around people. Whether it’s a study group, a social gathering or a simple meetup at the nearby cafe, they are the first ones to be there. Being with new people or their close friends, these enneagrams feel extremely replenished – they get to recharge their social battery. Being alone will eventually drain them and they will desire to socialize.

At the same time, these personality types need security in their life. They want to feel gilded and secure usually through the availability of systems, resources and the support of people. This is why they continuously seek assurance from others with regards to how they behave or perform or what decisions they make in life.

Not only do these enneagrams lack security but they have an interesting way of dealing with their feelings. They project their own feelings onto others. This is not a healthy habit and may inculcate fear and suspicion with regards to others. They even joke about their own feelings to make light of them and not have to deal with how they feel. Thus, they may have a number of internal issues in terms of their feelings and emotions.

When it comes to relationships, this enneagram is all in! they pursue the relationships they are part of wholeheartedly. This is because they derive stability from these relationships which they badly desire. Furthermore, it appeals to their emotional component which although is not so obvious is still present. They put a lot of trust in these relationships and give their all. This allows them to engage with others, especially those whom they are close with.

The Pathfinder – The 7w6 Enneagram

Extremely enthusiastic individuals with a lot of energy, the type 7w6 enneagram is made up of traits mostly from the type 7 enneagram but also shares some with the type 6 enneagram. These individuals love looking forward to interesting and exciting experiences with a lot of excitement and of course enthusiasm – they never want to miss out on the fun! 

Having such a personality also necessitates that they be adventurous. These individuals love to venture into new experiences or opportunities and explore. They will try out new things just for the sake of it and possibly take a lot of risk too if required. The type 7w6 enneagram thus has an explorative trait that allows them to look for and grasp opportunities that they can experience or try out because one of the things that motivates these individuals the most is being a part of experiences.

Regardless of all the fun and exploring, the type 7w6 enneagram is very responsible and they like getting things done on time. They prefer to follow their own schedules but meet deadlines, complete tasks or fulfill commitments as agreed beforehand with another party – in their own way. This is one trait that allows them to successfully pursue relations with others. Being someone who fulfills their word puts them at a great edge in relationships – especially work or intimate ones.

This enneagram type is full of happiness and optimism – they like to see the bright side in things. Because of this reason, the Pathfinder is able to come across a lot of opportunities and benefit from them unlike those individuals who might see the bad side in things and hence not expect or look for the golden opportunities that are usually hidden in the dark. This is something that keeps this enneagram type lively and happy as well as a source or beacon of hope for others. They uplift people with their positive attitude and this helps them become someone who has a good rather than bad effect on others.

However, sometimes this enneagram can end up justifying or rationalizing the actions of others even though these specific actions or behaviours cause hurt and pain to the type 7w6 enneagram.

6w7 & 7w6 Relationships – How Compatible Are They?

In this section, we will look at traits that help increase the compatibility between both enneagram types!

6w7s – Stable Personalities

This enneagram type is very serious about honoring the promises they have made to others including 7w6 enneagrams as well. This not only increases their respect in the eyes of their partner but also increases the trust and reliability in the relationship. This is an important characteristic the enneagram 6w7 possesses and helps increase their compatibility with the 7w6 enneagram type because they also like to pursue relations with others and keep things long term.

The 6w7 enneagram type is also very caring and this is an important trait because the 7w6 enneagram is quite sensitive to others feelings so naturally they are in need of being taken care of too although they may not always show it. People under this personality type want to be there for others especially their significant other and ensure they are alright. This greatly enhances the quality of the relationship.

To feel connected and important, this enneagram seeks support from their significant other and hence they admit their need for their partner. This makes the 7w6 feel good and needed and thus this also increases the compatibility between the two. They feel comfortable with each other because the 7w6 gains satisfaction from being needed. Who doesn’t?

7w6s – Focusing On The Good

Although this enneagram has a number of weaknesses, they have many traits that allow them to become good partners for the 6w7 enneagram type. First of all, they actually pursue the relationship they are in hence they give time to the other person and make sure they are there when they need them. Furthermore, they are aware of the times when their relationship needs them more and hence they will put things aside and focus on it. This makes the 6w7 enneagram type feel protected and taken care of. 

Optimism is an excellent trait that this enneagram has and it is quite appreciated by the 6w7 enneagram which may not always be able to think in this positive manner. They like to think good of what is going on and they will try to push others to see the good in things too. Having a positive outlook in life improves a number of things such as moods and behaviours.

This enneagram is also sensitive to the feelings of 6w7 types which may not be so expressive. This makes it easier for the two partners to discuss things that bother them because at least one of them recognizes the importance of feelings and how to spot them.

What To Watch Out For?

It is important that both enneagrams realize the differences that exist between them. The 6w7 enneagram easily loses trust in others and the 7w6 must be careful not to break it – the 7w6s are sensitive to the feelings of others which helps them keep the trust of their partners.

Also, the 7w6 enneagram is one that suffers from self doubt and anxiety and they may blame themselves for things that are not their fault! The 6w7 enneagram needs to develop sensitivity to this and ensure they help the 7w6 enneagram have healthy and rational thoughts.


This article took a look at the compatibility between the 6w7 and 7w6 enneagrams and commented on the traits that affect it. Furthermore, it introduced the two enneagrams to the audience as well.




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