So, I’ve taken the enneagram at least 4 times.
I was required to take it along with other staff members at my part-time job. I HATED it. I hated taking the test over and over and being asked a bajillion questions. Ugh. Make it stop.
Another reason it got to me is thinking about the amount of time we were focusing on it but then truly wondering if we intended to actually apply what we were learning in the workplace. Like, oh geez she’s trying to do all the things and is juggling so many projects and hasn’t made one list or held one meeting or…. What the heck is wrong with her?! Let me just tell you what is “wrong” with “her”. Her is ME and I’m a 7. 7’s are The Enthusiast. According to enneagraminstitute.com :
Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience and impulsiveness.
I want to do all the things (probably because I have serious FOMO- fear of missing out) but I’m not very organized.
I ran into Burger King yesterday (don’t judge. or do , I don’t care. Their fries are yummy.) and when I popped back in the car my kiddo was talking on my phone and handed it over to me. “It’s one of your most favorite people” she said. She was right. My fabulous friend, Sandy (who, I might add, is ALSO a 7) was on the other end of the line.
I just love this woman so immensely. She is a mover & shaker. She doesn’t just talk about getting stuff done. That woman GETS STUFF DONE.
So she begins to tell me about how she had just been at the local high school and when she looks over in the cafeteria, all these teenagers are making yarn wigs. Wigs that look like Elsa hair or Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. They had teamed up with a organization called Friends of Rachel and all the wigs will be donated to children going through cancer treatments. My heart. Just go ahead and cue the tears.
Sandy said she called me because she was so excited and needed to share her excitement with someone who would get it and be equally as excited. She picked the right person.
I was ready to kick things into action before she even finished talking. Throw me some yarn!
Sandy went on to say that she’d love to do this at our church or with another group. “Abby, we should do this!” she said with an enthusiasm that when you hear it, you can’t help but smile. “I’m a 7, you’re a 7. We’re freakin 14 and we CAN make this happen!” Ha! See why I love her so much?
So it sounds like I’ll be whipping up some wigs for some fabulous little fighters very soon. Let me know if you’d like to join in and I’ll update you once I know all the details.
Y’all, get yourself some friends that are 7’s. We’re pretty fun and we LOVE to put things into action. Also, maybe don’t try to stand in our way when we want to see something through to fruition. It’s gonna happen so you may as well pick up some yarn and join along.