"If you take the game of life seriously,
…turn on, tune in and drop out."
"Grown ups never understand anything
for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and
forever explaining things to them."
Antoine de Saint-Exuprey (The
"Oh I get by with a little help from
my friends, Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends."
"Follow your bliss."
Sevens are based in the Head
Center. They see the world as a series of endless options.
They love to plan pleasure, meaning they schedule one activity
after another in order to avoid boredom or becoming involved in
emotionally–charged issues. Sevens are adventurous, spontaneous
and have vivid imaginations. They strive to accumulate life's
experiences and often feel they can see the world in a grand scheme
although this is in a general way. All of these behaviors help
Sevens avoid pain.
|Best Example of a Famous
"SEVEN": MICK JAGGER
||Sam Malone (Cheers)
||Saint Exupery’s Little Prince
| Lauren Bacall
||The Wizard (Wizard of Oz)
|Zsa Zsa Gabor
|Robert Downey, Jr.
Sevens are the bon
vivants, the Peter Pans, the eternal youths, flying high on life's
stage and living in Technicolor dreams of the future, forever
refusing to grow up. The problem with being a Seven is that what
goes up must come down.
Sevens are a curious mix of being permissive, easy to forgive,
individualistic and effusive, while also being emotionally dry,
cool and critical. They are self-serving and persuasive in their
focus on being freely spontaneous. They skate on the surface of
life as they avoid being bored or becoming involved in emotionally
charged issues. They fear wallowing in the world of feelings which
is an arena they are not comfortable with.
Sevens experience life almost entirely in their minds, which jump
from one interesting thought to another. They seek to accumulate
exciting, pleasurable experiences and stimulating prospects for
the future. In short, they "plan pleasure" on a continuous
basis and follow through by scheduling one activity after another.
Sevens are often accomplished generalists, reflecting their optimistic,
wide-ranging curiosity and enthusiasm.
Their compulsion to avoid being deprived, bored or in pain can
result in frenzied escapism, self-centered impulsiveness and destructive
insatiability. They can be flamboyant storytellers, worldly-wise
sophisticates, and multi-talented innovators.
People are attracted to Sevens because of their zest for life and
talent for sharing adventures and fun. In relationships they are
generous, light-hearted and caring, although not always emotionally
present. At their best they assimilate experiences in depth, develop
a joyous, ecstatic appreciation and sense of wonder for all life
- I am usually regarded as friendly, attractive
and charming and have lots of friends and acquaintances.
- I like to keep my calendar full, so full
that I often have a back-up activity planned in case the first
one falls through.
- I love travel and excitement and discovering
new places, people and foods.
- When my friends are sad, I'm pretty good
at cheering them up and getting them to see the bright side.
- I rarely hold grudges and seem to get over
disappointments and broken hearts more quickly that most other
- I don't like to admit it, but I probably
spend more than I should most of the time.
- I'm kind of a renaissance man. I can do many
- I'm always planning fun and different activities
in the future for my friends and me.
- I like to say whatever pops into my head
unexpectedly. It has been known to cause a few problems.
- I almost always figure out how to get what
- I can sometimes go back and forth between
feelings of superiority and inferiority.
- In relationships I'm committed to keeping
feelings fresh through sharing lots of the activities I like
such as play, sex, mental pursuits, etc.
- I have a hard time with emotionally needy,
clingy and depressed people.
- I'm a natural storyteller and entertainer,
and I love the attention it gets me.
- I'm not always the fun-loving, confident
person I appear to be. I can be serious, and sometimes I'm
even vulnerable and fragile.
|The Enthusiast, The Epicure, The Visionary,
|The main character (a 7 of course) sees herself
as a really fun, happy person whose mission in the movie
of her life is to fly from one fun adventure to another
and explore all the exciting, limitless possibilities
the world has to offer.
|the need to be happy and plan fun things,
to contribute to the world, to avoid suffering and pain
by keeping the mind occupied constantly, to maintain freedom
and not miss out on any valuable experiences.
|of being deprived and in pain.
| to be satisfied and have needs fulfilled
|"What can we do next?" Planning
fun and interesting things in the future. Keeping many
options open all the time and avoiding pain and emotional
|Rationalization -- it's using a kind of mental
storytelling to justify behavior that is unacceptable
to our conscious mind.