The 7w6 Enneagram Careers (+5 List)

This article will highlight the jobs that are best suited for the type 7w6 enneagram and why. It will also introduce this enneagram type to the audience so that they can fully understand why the said jobs suit it the best. The article will also comment on a few workplace practices that either motivate or demotivate the enneagram under discussion!

The 7w6 Enneagram & Careers: The Top Jobs

Here is a list of the jobs that are well suited for the type 7w6 enneagram:

  • Media Planner
  • Travel Writer
  • Photographer
  • Journalist
  • Pilot
  • Publicist
  • Travel Agent
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Tour Guide

Before we take a look at some of these jobs, we will introduce the type 7w6 enneagram and what workplace habits or practices they love or hate!

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!

Workplace Practices: The Good Vs The Bad

Here in this section we will take a look at a few workplace practices that either motivate or demotivate the type 7w6 enneagram.

Good Practices At Work

Here are 2 workplace practices that greatly motivate the type 7w6 enneagram!


This is something the type 7w6 actually enjoys especially if these are with new people who are in some way relevant to the business. They love to meet new people and talk to them and learn more about them and their experiences and what they are drawn to. This is perfect for employers who need people who are great marketers or sales consultants. 

The type 7w6 enneagram has a natural energy that brings out the best in them around others and they can have comfortable and lively conversations with other people. This gives businesses a chance to market their products to potential clients. Hence, the company where this personality type works should be wise enough to use this to their advantage and not only benefit the company but ensure their employee is happy too.

New Ideas

This enneagram does not like being part of businesses that are stagnant. They want to be part of businesses that are innovative, open to new ideas and experiences and actually invest in research and development.

Not only do they help contribute to or provide new ideas but they are passionate about them and want to ensure they get the recognition and chance they deserve hence they are the ideal employees to have on the team that are working on the idea.

Bad Workplace Practices

The following workplace practices usually drain or demotivate the type 7w6 enneagram!

Too Much Time Alone

This enneagram likes being around people! They want to be constantly in touch with their management and coworkers and discuss any leads, progress or updates when it comes to work. Hence, upper management needs to ensure that such employees are not left alone for too long. It is good to help them engage with others and take feedback from them or visit them to take an interest in their work otherwise they will become demotivated soon.

Boring Routines

This is something the type 7w6 absolutely hates! They want to engage in new experiences otherwise they will soon lose interest in their work!

The 7w6 Enneagram & Careers: The Top Jobs

Here are a few jobs that the type 7w6 enneagram would find exciting and why!

Tour Guide

Similar to the previous occupation, the tour guide is one step ahead in that they actually go with people to new places; they play a big part in creating new experiences for new people! This is a fun job that requires individuals who have a lot of energy and do not want to miss out on the fun.

Travel Agent

A travel agent is a great occupation for the type 7w6 enneagram because they can help create the best experiences for people. It is a job that is not at all boring because every new client is a new experience that is looking for something new!

Travel Writer

When you have traveled much, you want to share the interesting stories, excitement and awe inspiring moments that you experienced with others too! A travel writer is a great job for an enneagram type 7w6 keeping in mind they do not want to miss out on the fun but also might want to stay in a place that is ‘safe’! Sometimes these individuals need a break from all the fun and drama!


What job could provide more of the adrenaline rush than that of being a pilot where you not only fly high into the skies but over a number of continents and meet new people along the way! This is a great job for the type 7w6 enneagram because they are providing direct services to people who actually appreciate what they do. Furthermore, they get to travel and meet new people especially when there are long stops between traveling.


This is another amazing job for the type 7w6 enneagram and it is obvious why. Going to new places, talking to people and engaging with them and their experiences is something every enneagram of this type would love to do!


This article took a look at the 7w6 enneagram and its fears and desires. It then commented on the workplace practices this enneagram likes or dislikes. Furthermore, it highlighted a number of jobs and explained why they would be great for this enneagram.


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