The 7w6 ENFP Personality Type (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at not only the 7w6 enneagram and  ENFP personality but also the unique combination that they make up which is known as the 7w6 ENFP personality type. The article will describe the major traits these personality types have and also comment on the fears and desires of this enneagram type.

The 7w6 ENFP Personality Type: The Major Traits

Here are the major traits of the 7w6 ENFP personality type:

  • Find it Difficult to Commit
  • Insecure
  • Look For Happiness 
  • Suspicious
  • Look Towards The Future

Before we take a look at each of these traits, we will first introduce the type 7w6 enneagram and the ENFP personality type!

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.

The Fear of the Pathfinder

One of the fears this enneagram type has is that they will miss out on great opportunities. They want to have the most in life and believe that one should grasp all the opportunities that come to them. However, one problem they don’t realize is that a lot of opportunities may come to them and they take too much onto themselves!

This particular fear that they have makes them become a certain way. They prefer to follow unstructured routines where they can always make time for last moment stuff that pops out of nowhere. They feel that if they have the liberty to manage things as they wish then they can not only get a lot of flexibility but also not miss out on things that they want to do.

The Desire of the 7w6 Enneagram

The most strong desire this enneagram has is that to feel happy and content. They want to experience what life has to offer and this is why they are so quick when it comes to grabbing the opportunities that pass by in front of them! This is most apparent when they express a lot of happiness even in the small things of life that they want to give recognition too – the things that people often overlook or disregard!

ENFP Personality

This personality type has 4 dominant functions namely extroversion, intuition, feeling and perceiving. When it comes to extroversion, these individuals are outgoing and love to interact with others!

ENFPs realize the power and beauty of imagination and dreams and this allows them to be creative and more interesting not to themselves only but to each other. How they think can become a good source of conversation for them compared to a person who senses and reacts or processes information. They would be more based on facts and not understand the fun in being so creative.

Although it is usually emotions that blur what is truly going on in relationships, they can also help solve problems that may be difficult to rationalize or understand. Yes it is not always possible to make sense of a situation and hence love and mercy are the only weapons two people have to keep themselves bound to each other. This is important for ENFPs to understand so that they don’t take advantage of their traits.

However, if not balanced well with wisdom, any extreme can create distance between the two persons. 

The 7w6 ENFP Personality Type: The Major Traits

In this section, we will take a look at some of the traits the 7w6 ENFP personality type possesses.

Find it Difficult to Commit

It is difficult for this personality type to commit to someone or something. Whether it’s a new job or a significant other, they will find it difficult to stay committed in the long term. This is possibly because they want to ensure they do not miss out on other opportunities especially if they seem more fit to them!

This trait sometimes gives the 7w6 ENFP a bad reputation because they are termed unreliable since they cannot stay focused on one thing for too long. They might not be able to sustain their interest in a job, course or new activity and hence people may not consider them a good choice when it comes to hiring or selecting them for a certain position or seat!


Yes these individuals are very insecure. They seem to feel unsafe in most situations even if things seem alright. No matter how much you assure them they will still feel hesitant, distrustful, unsafe or panicky. This is not a good trait that they have because it makes it difficult for them to trust others. If you do not trust others or feel safe in your environment, most of your energy is focused on looking for the red flags and not being productive or progressing in the situation or relationship you are in.

One way to help address this issue is to have an open talk with the personality type. They can be asked about their fears, insecurities and what exactly they think will happen if things do go wrong. Once you are aware of what it is they are scared of, only then can you assure them properly and take the steps to show them that things will go in the right direction and not the wrong one.

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

Look For Happiness 

These personality types are always looking for opportunities or experiences where they can have fun and live in the moment. This is why they are so adamant on not missing out because this is what they thrive on!

It is important that the 7w6 ENFP understands that happiness is how they feel about things and their own self. They cannot keep chasing after things – one after the other. They need to be content with what they have before they lose that too.


Because of how insecure they are, these individuals are very suspicious. They cannot fully trust others and are always staying alert just to make sure they do not miss a red flag. 

Look Towards The Future

One good and bad trait this personality type has is that they are focused on the future – a bit too much! Although it is good to think about and plan for the future, focusing on it too much can instill a sense of fear and instability in the 7w6 ENFP personality type. They tend to start becoming worried about how things will turn out in the future and instead of focusing on what they have and what they can take actions on, they think about things that are out of reach not just for them but for everyone!


This article took a look at the 7w6 ENFP personality type and not only discussed its major traits but the two types of personalities that it is made up of which include the ENFP personality type and the 7w6 enneagram.


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