Episode 23

Published on:

9th Feb 2023

Striving to Feel Excited (Enneagram Type Seven)

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore speak with Becky Gorman, a leadership coach and partner at Awareness to Action, to talk about Enneagram Type Seven. They discuss why this type, “Striving to Feel Excited,” means to feel a bit of a buzz in some way, but not necessarily doing something extreme. Becky draws from her personal experience to share how she sees herself as a Navigating Seven and shares how she uses the Enneagram in coaching leaders and leadership teams.

“The Transmitting Seven has this thing in them that needs to create a buzz in the environment around them, so that they can feel alive in that way.” -Mario [25:39]

“I’ve been coaching Sevens lately, and there’s something about dealing with issues they have to work on that it’s challenging. So our experience coaching Sevens many times is that once you get to the issue, suddenly it disappears. It’s not an issue any more for the Sevens.” -María José [47:00]

“Approval’s a tricky thing. I still want approval, and I still think I seek it in ways I don’t even realize I am, but on the other hand, I want to be experienced as real. So that’s more genuine and important to me more and more these days than approval.” -Becky [52:50]

“I have some dear, dear friends that are in that Seven space, and it pains me how much they’re characterized.” -Creek [57:00]


[00:01] Intro

[00:19] This week’s guest, Becky Gorman

[00:50] Start working with the Enneagram

[04:28] Using the Enneagram today

[05:26] Enneagram Type Seven

[10:47] How Becky learned about her preferred strategy

[14:47] Navigating Seven

[23:28] Transmitting Seven

[25:50] Strategy coming out in maladaptive ways

[31:20] Being a private person

[37:37] Dealing with the feeling of incompetence

[41:37] The Connecting Points

[46:54] Working with a Type Seven

[49:11] Entrenched attitudes and contradictions

[53:23] Other myths about the Seven

[57:29] Outro

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About the Podcast

The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast
Mario Sikora, Maria Jose Munita and Seth Creekmore exploring the Enneagram through the Awareness to Action model. Giving you simple, precise and effective tools to use in your own becoming

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Mario Sikora

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