Dynamics of Type 7: Enthusiast
World View: The world is full of opportunity and options. I look forward to the future.
Basic Desire: to be happy
Basic Fear: of being deprived
Healthy loop controlled by Basic Desire:
Need to be happy ->
explore and appreciate world ->
Need to be happy
Unhealthy loop controlled by Basic Fear:
In the healthy state, the need to be happy induces Type Sevens to explore
the world and genuinely appreciate what they find. They derive great
happiness as a result, thus their need is
satisfied and a balance is reached.
In the average state, when Sevens' are not exploring and appreciating the
world, they become restless and unhappy.
The the need to be happy increases, which helps Sevens to again
reach out to the world and find things to appreciate. Thus the balancing
loop can help Sevens to recover.
Fear of being being deprived ->
numbly seek sensations ->
Fear of being being deprived
In the unhealthy state, the basic fear of being being deprived can cause
Type Sevens to numbly seek new and different sensations and adventures
without truly appreciating the experience. This means they will derive
little happiness from all the highs, which further
increases Sevens' feeling of emptiness and basic fear of being deprived.
The cycle continues to build up.
We can see from the diagram that a way to help break the control of the
basic fear is to weaken the unhealthy loop. Sevens can refrain
from jumping into the next project, and appreciate more what they
experience. This will cause them to be more happy, and thus reduce
their fear of being being deprived.
[Diagrams for 1-Reformer, 2-Helper,
3-Motivator, 4-Romantic, 5-Thinker,
6-Skeptic, 7-Enthusiast, 8-Leader,