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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 -> happy -> Need to be happy

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.

Unhealthy loop controlled by Basic Fear:
Fear of being being deprived -> numbly seek sensations -> happy -> 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.

Insight:
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, 9-Peacemaker]
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