The 7w6 Enneagram Compatibility (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at which enneagrams the 7w6 goes well with when it comes to relationships and compatibility. The article will not only introduce the 7w6 enneagram but also introduce the enneagrams they go well with and why. Furthermore, the article will also comment on the traits these unique enneagrams exhibit in relationships.

The 7w6 Enneagram & Compatibility: The Chosen Ones

Here are the enneagram types that the 7w6 enneagram is compatible with in relationships:

  • Enneagram Type 1
  • Enneagram Type 5
  • Enneagram Type 9

Before we take a look at why the type 7w6 enneagram is compatible with these types, we will introduce the type 7w6 enneagram and its popular relationship traits.

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!

The Enneagram Type 7w6 & Relationships

Here are a few traits the 7w6 enneagram type exhibits when they are in relationships!

Pursue You

This enneagram type won’t let you go so easily especially if you mean something to them. The 7w6 enneagram is fond of engaging in relationships with others and they will put in much effort and time to sustain the relationship. They are also emotionally invested in what they share with another person.

Hence, even if the two of you end up having a fight, the enneagram under discussion won’t let their ego come in between and they won’t have a problem sending you the first text message to patch things up!

Justify Your Behaviour

The Pathfinder is one that wants to remain happy not only with their own self but others too! Hence, even if you do something to hurt them they will keep justifying your behaviours so that not only do they retain the respect they have for you but also sustain the ongoing relationship.

Although at times this may be a good way to keep things going especially if it is a new relationship and you don’t know much about the other person, it can lead to a toxic one where you are constantly taking the blame on yourself for whatever issues occur in the relationship.

Sensitive To Your Feelings

This enneagram type is indeed sensitive to your feelings and they will notice if you are upset or down with them. They will pick up on any cues and respond or question you about what is wrong. More importantly, they will pursue you until the matter is resolved. They know very well how hurt someone can get to the point that they hide their true feelings so as not to feel like a burden on the other person. Hence, they will take their time to convince you to open up and listen to what you have to say without judging you.

The 7w6 Enneagram & Compatibility: The Chosen Ones

In this section we will explain why the type 7w6 enneagram is compatible with the following enneagrams!

Enneagram Type 1

The enneagram type 1 is also known as the Reformer because of their desire to change the world for the better – they believe they are on a mission to set things right! They are rational and idealistic and can be described by the terms self disciplined, purposeful, possibly perfectionists and hold values high.

These individuals are always on the move to make things better but they have this fear that they may make a mistake. Nonetheless they strive to produce perfect output and this may make them over critical of not only their own self but that of others too. This also causes them stress and anxiety as they are worried things may not go as planned – which is usually the case when it comes to life!

This enneagram is compatible with the 7w6 enneagram type because the type 7 enneagram appeals to the fun side of the type 1 enneagram that is somewhat suppressed or kept to a side. Furthermore, the type 1 enneagram helps provide some purpose and direction to the type 7 enneagram’s plans. They are complementary to each other and help fill in the gaps or empty spaces!

Enneagram Type 5

These individuals are very much interested in learning things that are relevant to their area of interest. They will investigate its elements and try to gather as much information as they can! The enneagram type 5 is alert, innovative but secretive at the same time.

People with this enneagram type have the ability to build complex ideas and skills; this is possible only because of their focus on the specific area they are working within and their dedication to master it.

The major reason why this enneagram is compatible with the 7w6 enneagram is because they share the same wing of the type 6 enneagram and hence due to the similarities of both and the influence of the type 6 enneagram on each, they go well with each other.

Enneagram Type 9

This enneagram type is generally trusting and stable and they get along with others. They are composed and have a grip over their surroundings and do not get thrown over easily by the situation even if it is a tense one!

It is because of these very traits that the type 9 enneagram goes very well with the type 7w6 enneagram. The 7w6 enneagram is anxious and may become stressed out because of present circumstances or things that they fear will happen in the future. The stability the type 9 enneagram offers to the 7w6 helps them greatly. Furthermore, the fun loving side of the 7w6 enneagram is one that the type 9 needs in their life too!


This article took a deep dive into the topic by not only introducing the type 7w6 enneagram but by also focusing on the major topic for discussion which is the type of enneagram the 7w6 enneagram is compatible with. It not only highlighted 3 enneagrams that are compatible but also explained why they are compatible and also introduced them.


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