7w6 Vs 3w4: The Enneagrams (+3 Point Guide)

This article will take a look at the differences present between the 7w6 and 3w4 enneagrams in terms of their relationships, workplace practices, strengths and their fears and desires too. The article will also introduce both of these enneagram types to the audience.

7w6 Vs 3w4 Enneagrams: What Makes Them Different?

The differences between the 7w6 and 3w4 enneagram can be highlighted in the following areas:

  • The Workplace
  • Relationships
  • Strengths
  • Desires & Fears

We will explain how they differ from each other in the above highlighted areas. However, before we do that, we will introduce both of them to the readers.

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 Experts – Enneagram 3w4s

This special enneagram type takes on most of the traits of the type 3 enneagram but also shares some traits from the type 4 enneagram. These individuals are very much serious in what they believe in or do. They are ambitious and very focused on their goals or careers. They are fully equipped mentally to take up any challenges that erupt when they are on their journey towards success.

Compared to other 3 type enneagrams, they are more career oriented but introverted at the same time. This allows them to be more focused in their approach. Also they have much more time to work and think over things that need their attention and focus. These enneagrams also define their own self in terms of the work they do. It becomes a part of their self identity and they own it. This is because they are very task focused.

Most of their focus is on their professional development – they aren’t called experts for no reason! They want to know how far they can go in their career and how they can do that. Not only do they work but they also study on how to excel in their field. The 3w4 enneagram wants to gain success in their life – whatever their definition is of what! They are hence career oriented and focus most of their life around their career. They want to be recognized for what they do and gain approval from others. Not in the typical way that people desire fame but in a way that acknowledges their abilities and achievements.

These personality types are indeed introverts! They think and process things internally which means they will use their mental processes to understand and make sense of information rather than talk to other people about it or engage in brainstorming sessions! They like to spend time by themselves and reflect over their own self, work and achievements and what they want to do in the future. Being alone can be a relaxing activity for this enneagram type.

6w7 Vs 7w6 Enneagrams: How Are They Different?

The 6w7 and 6w5 enneagram behave differently in the following areas:

  • The Workplace
  • Relationships
  • Strengths
  • Desires & Fears

In this article, we will comment on the differences between the 6w7 and 7w6 enneagram with regards to the following areas:


One of the strengths the 3w4 enneagram has is that of being able to identify areas of self growth. They are obsessed about excelling in their own fields and won’t let the opportunity of learning go from their hands. Furthermore, these individuals are able to pay attention to the small details in things. They are efficient workers who make the best of the available resources to them. Although introverts, they have no issues connecting with others for their purpose and this is because they have developed great people skills.

The 7w6 is an enneagram that also has a number of traits. Firstly, they are very much sensitive to the feelings of others. They are also very productive and like to cooperate with people around them, especially those who they work with.

Workplace Practices

3w4 enneagrams enjoy work when they are given realistic goals that they can actually achieve. They feel awesome when their work is recognized and they are given value. Furthermore, they like to work at places that try to understand their career aspirations and give them opportunities accordingly. However, too many failures and not being able to connect with others for work can greatly demotivate these people.

Too much time alone, strict supervision and a boring old routine will definitely demotivate this enneagram type. The 7w6 enneagram prefers to be around people helping them. They like to meet new people and enjoy social gatherings or events even inside of work or those with whom they work! This enneagram type likes to incorporate aesthetics into the workplace, especially their own cubicle or desk. Furthermore, they like to have a flexible routine that allows them a number of options on how and when to work.


Although they may lack on the emotional side of things, the 3w4 enneagram is able to notice the small things in relationships and connect to their partners for bigger purposes or work they enjoy doing together. However, because of their focus – constant focus – on work, their significant other may feel left out and disconnected. Also, it is difficult for these individuals to accept loss or failure and they may become moody that adversely affects the relationship.

These enneagrams – 7w6 –  do pursue relationships with others however they always seek something exciting and want gratification. If they do not get it then they become grumpy or disinterested. They are happy and optimistic and sometimes justify the actions of their partners to avoid getting hurt.

Desires & Fears

The 3w4 enneagram is afraid of failure and they will do anything to avoid this! Hence they throw themselves head first into their careers and work very hard. The 3w4 enneagram desires to be successful and validated to the extent that they adapt their own self greatly to their environment.

One of the fears the 7w6 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 on themselves!

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!


This article took a deep dive into the differences that exist between the 3w4 and 7w6 enneagram in a number of areas such as strengths, traits, work, relationships and their fears and desires.




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