No person is a number however, during our formative years we make
decisions about ourselves to help us fit in to our unique environment.
From these decisions a position is taken called the thrust number.
With all personalities the attributes of the wings, (the position
either side of the thrust number), when added in varying degrees
to the thrust number, creates personal individuality. It is of the
utmost importance that each of us understand the cocktail mixture
we have created with our thrust number and wings. This is fully
explained in the CD/audio comprehensive workshop.
Seven personalities are classic extroverts and are oriented towards
material things and sensations. They are generous, flamboyant, witty,
funny and charming. People love to be in the seven’s company
because it is never dull or boring. They keep loved ones, colleagues
and friends entertained and excited with their story telling, grand
schemes, plans and ideas. They are positive, optimistic and life
is one big party. They are avid consumers, connoisseurs of all things
fine, especially recognizable brand names. Sevens are usually always
the first with the latest technology and gadgets – nothing
but the newest, biggest and best.
When in balance they are great leaders, charismatic and motivational
and have a deep sense of appreciation for the good things in life
which they generously share with all.
Commitment and recommitment are the keys to relationships with
the seven personality. They change priorities and divert their energy
to new and possibly more exciting or rewarding relationships, causing
those closest to feel unimportant and rejected. At this point friends
need to remind them of their previous commitments to assist them
in regaining focus.
They are the fun lovers of the study and are often supreme optimists
which can create conflict with their partner through a neglectful
or flippant attitude towards their responsibilities in the relationship.
They like their freedom and can sometimes feel trapped or smothered
in a relationship and dislike others to be needy, even though they
themselves depend heavily upon the support of others.
“If life is good, I want more” is the catch cry of
the seven personality and time and again they will neglect important
serious issues or tasks needing their attention and indulge themselves
in pleasant diversions. Continual mental planning can sometimes
see this personality confused about the right direction to take
and in a relationship, this may be frustrating to a partner. Similar
to the three personality, sevens are workaholics, spending much
of their time planning and striving for material success. They let
themselves and loved ones down when they avoid painful or emotional
issues that others or they may have.
When the seven personality’s many options are closed and
they are forced to confront negative or painful circumstances, eg.
(experiences of loss or deprivation), they become depressed and
immobilised and withdraw from their usual social activities. At
these times they become overly dependent, possessive and controlling
of their partner and those closest to them. They are egocentric,
not considering other’s thoughts or feelings and demanding
of their time and attention. However, when the seven’s perennial
optimism resurfaces they regain their supreme confidence and belief
that life should be an adventure, both exciting and fun, to be shared
generously with those they love and care about.
Life shared with a seven may be considered a “roller coaster
ride” but will never be described as boring.
In the workplace:
Without question the seven personality loves prestige brands that
can portray the “I have made it” image. The only way
to get these rewards is with money. This personality is prepared
to work very hard to get what they want and they must be very well
financially rewarded. If they perceive that they are not being paid
in proportion to their efforts you can be assured that they will
be looking elsewhere, whether or not others are aware of this.
With their desire to impress others and possess the finer things
in life, the seven personality likes to feel that they are treated
better than colleagues. Special one on one meetings, higher incentives,
public recognition and the prospect of healthy financial rewards
for their efforts will fire them up to get on with the job. They
love a challenge that others may have failed in to prove their worth
and gain recognition.
As a result of a life time of getting out of tight spots, the seven’s
thinking process is always on the lookout for opportunities which
creates an extraordinary creative flair. If there’s a problem
or the need to find another way, ask a seven. They usually find
answers no one else could even contemplate. By encouraging this
side of their persona employers will be very well rewarded, as it
enables the seven to feel they belong, and at the same time to impress
Due to their hedonistic attitude to material things it is well
advised to create opportunities for the seven to be able to gain
their desires. They will then become the dynamic force in any team.
The trap as a leader is they tend to want to be one of the gang
and this can be damaging to their managerial aspirations.
Their entrepreneurial spirit gives them the ability to be creative
and see the big picture which generates great excitement, which
they use to motivate others. They are great seducers with their
ideas but their mouth can sometimes overload their back with promises
they can’t keep.
Due to the seven’s super optimism they tend to be motivating
to others, however, this does not mean that they do not require
motivation for themselves. They tend to dismiss or ignore negatives,
portraying that everything is ok, while a trail of disaster is catching
up with them. This is when it would be advisable for any superior
of the seven to instigate a one on one meeting or a luncheon to
allow the seven to expose the pitfalls.
When the seven is in this state, they will be running riot with
new ideas and schemes that would not be pertinent to the job at
hand. The other alternative is that they would be uncontactable
by phone, e-mail, fax or by any other means.
Seven’s love the company of others and therefore isolated
environments deter these people from performing at their best. They
work hard to achieve their dreams and delight in sharing their rewards.
Common complaints about the Seven:
- You can never pin them down
- They always have a million new ideas and never stay focused
- They don’t walk their talk
- They can come across as arrogant
- They always want to know what’s in it for them
- Their promises can’t be trusted
- All they ever talk about is themselves
Complaints of the Seven:
- People are too serious and don’t enjoy life
- Others should take more risks
- I work very hard for everything I get
- Some people are just losers
- Authority figures stop my plans from working
- Others get what they deserve
- There’s a lot more to life than just work
- Entertainment industry
- Hospitality industry
- Financial brokerage
- Food industry
- Entrepreneurial ventures
- Direct marketing
To stay focused on the job at hand and to constantly recommit and
follow through to completion. Be aware that not necessarily all
of their plans will come to fruition and personal gain doesn’t
always happen in a day. Realise that they are worthwhile with or
without material possessions.
Larry King, Goldie Hawn and Richard Branson are Seven personalities.