Enneagram type 7 and fictional characters

Wondering what an enneagram type seven might look like? To give you an idea, we’re going to take a look at enneagram type 7 and fictional characters. This type is entertaining, fun, and future oriented! Let’s jump right in!

Jamie Fraser (from Outlander)

Enneagram Type 7 and fictional characters

Jamie is highly adaptable and always ready for the next adventure. He leads with his head, as all sevens do. His intuition is a great example of the complicated way a seven relates to people. Sevens are feelings repressed, but extremely quick thinkers. They think and act quite efficiently when they aren’t getting distracted. Feelings get left out in the cold.

The enneagram type seven is known for entertaining. Jamie does this with his sense of humor (which is one of the things that Claire loves about him). His ease of character allows him to be who he needs to be in any given group or situation.

Jamie is a friend to all. “The more the merrier,” is his mentality. He is beloved by his comrades because he treats them with respect. Everyone is valuable.

However, the visionary force of a type seven is hard to stop. When they are determined, nothing can get in their way, and they can sometimes lack empathy. When limits are pressed upon them, they push back with great stubbornness, as we see frequently with Jamie’s character.

Type sevens also have a way of spinning things optimistically and anticipating the future. No matter what is going on, a seven can reframe it in a positive light in order to digest the situation better. This type doesn’t want to feel boxed in or controlled, and will do almost anything to avoid this. Instead of feeling great pain, sevens use their incredible headspace to either avoid or view it in a different light.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Even though Jack Sparrow is a deceiving, thieving pirate, there is just something likable about him. His charisma, charm, and humor draw us in the way a type seven naturally does. He is nothing if not entertaining. Jack loves a well played trick, or joke especially when he’s the last one laughing.

Sevens also can’t get enough of life…

This can be interpreted in several ways. Living forever is the ultimate dream, as is part of the theme of the famous pirate. He also brings an intensity of spirit, wanting to enjoy all the things worth living for.

Furthermore, type sevens are known for their ability to think quickly, using wit whenever possible. Jack Sparrow uses this super power to get out of many sticky and dangerous situations. He would rather negotiate using his mind than risk physically fighting.

This brings us to another point. Sevens classically avoid pain. Usually physical pain is not the problem, it’s that twisted tormenting emotional pain they can’t stand. This is what makes sevens feel slippery. When there is pressure, attempted control, or force of any kind put on them emotionally, they find a way out.

Type sevens, like Jack, are constantly moving on to the next thing. They are both easily distracted and easily delighted. “Ooh… something fun and shiny is over there, let’s go that way!” Or “ahh, this is the most delicious drink I have ever tasted… life is bliss.” This focus on the future is also a way to avoid feeling the present.

What do sevens value most?

Freedom

“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is… what the Black Pearl really is… is freedom”

-Jack Sparrow

Enneagram type sevens love possibilities. They are grand visionaries, and adventurers. Jack Sparrow gives us a nice glimpse at what this type might look like as a character.

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed these fictional enneagram type seven examples.

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Enneagram Type One, and Fictional Characters

Recognizing enneagram types may be hard to do in our everyday lives, but in the exaggerated world of fiction, the types begin to stand out. Enneagram type one is usually easy to spot in fictional characters through their overly perfectionistic behaviors, desire to improve their surroundings, and pull towards justice and righteousness. Today, we are going to dive into the enneagram type one and fictional characters.

Can you think of a few type ones out in the fictional world?

Let’s start with a classic, and one of my personal favorite type ones:

Mary Poppins.

Come on… She is “Practically perfect in every way!”

Enneagram Type One, and fictional Characters

The whole point of Mary Poppins is improvement, a key element for type one. She changes the lives of the Banks family with her structure and way of being in the world.

She is always “put together,” proper, and orderly. Though she may allow some whimsy, and flourish imagination, she has a love of rules and what “should be done.”

Thinking more about enneagram type one and fictional characters, who else stands out?

Hermione Granger

Harry Potter’s, Hermione Granger in the first book is labeled a “know it all,” and “rule follower.” She always seems to know not just the right answer to every question, but the right and moral thing to do in every situation. She is very concerned with justice, and even finds herself breaking some of the precious rules for the sake of just cause. (Saving Buckbeak from an unjust and untimely death, helping a wrongly accused convict escape being captured, performing spells in order to serve the greater good).

Hermione also “mother’s” Harry and Ron, not in a gushy nurturing way, but in a ONE way. She reminds them of homework assignments, school rules, and comments endlessly on more things they could do correctly. She truly wants the best for them, and this is the type one way to show it, “I want to help you be the best you can be… by reminding you how you can improve yourself.”

Let’s consider one more type on our journey of enneagram type one and fictional characters.

Claire Fraser

Enneagram Type One and Fictional Characters

Claire Fraser is an English army nurse who finds herself 200 years back in time in the middle of hard times. When she is captured by a Scottish man who rescues her from assault, she is brought back to his clan. One of the men is suffering from a dislocated shoulder. She can’t stand to let the other men put the man’s shoulder back, the wrong way. She interferes even though she’s in danger, and has never met any of them before.

Because Claire is a type one, she fights for what is right, even if it is only fixing someone’s arm. We see this constantly, especially with the dynamic of her extensive medical knowledge from the future. She brings order to disorder, morals where there were none, and an overall improvement to every situation she encounters.

She is a present thinker (putting her in type one’s dependent stance). When she is caring for you, she is with you, compassionate and not distracted. Her black and white thinking and decision making allow her to have huge impact in her situation.

Seeing fictional characters through the eyes of the enneagram helps us understand the type a little better. Though real people may be more complex than characters we read about, or see on film, it helps us to identify and form language around what a certain type might look like.

And let’s face it, sometimes its just easier to talk about fictional characters than ourselves. Maybe you relate with Hermione, or Mary Poppins, and you can understand why they made the choices they made because you are a type one, motivated by justice, truth, and making a difference.

Can you think of an enneagram type one who is a fictional character? Let’s talk about it!

The Enneagram and Fictional Characters

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