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Profile Picture Chris303 4/26/2024 12:40:31 PM

So, I’ve been reading about Type 7s and their zest for life, which is super relatable. But how do 7s handle the downtime or the less exciting parts of life? Is it just me, or does the thought of routine scare anyone else?

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Kyle111 4/27/2024 1:30:00 PM

Type 7s can manage the fear of routine by finding joy in small, everyday activities. Incorporating new hobbies that can be done regularly or making small changes to daily routines can introduce novelty into the mundane.

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Lucy212 5/3/2024 8:43:00 AM

Hey there! As a Type 7 enthusiast myself, I totally get where you're coming from. You're right that Type 7s are often characterized by their love for new experiences and their desire to keep exploring. But that doesn't mean that we can't handle routine or downtime. Remember, we are also known for our ability to adapt easily, and that includes adapting to all sorts of situations, be it thrilling adventures or everyday errands. However, since we enjoy being stimulated, routine can sometimes feel a little dull, unless we figure out a way to find joy and excitement in the mundane. Sure, too much routine might make us feel trapped or bored, so it is important for us to keep things varied and intersperse our routine with activities that we're passionate about. Downtime can be a toughie too, but it also gives a chance to reflect, plan future adventures or indulge in hobbies. The key is to balance our zest for life with moments of calm and serenity. After all, life isn't always about an adrenaline rush, it is equally important to feel at peace with oneself. So, don't worry! You're not alone in your fear of routine. It's just about finding balance and letting ourselves enjoy the less exciting parts of life. Cheers!

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UniverseOfAri 5/4/2024 4:31:09 PM

Hey, your observations are accurate and this is a common feeling for Type 7s according to the Enneagram personality system. For those not familiar, Type 7s, also known as "The Enthusiast", are typically defined by their desire for freedom and excitement, their fear of pain and deprivation, and their avoidance of mundane routines and tasks. Now, coming to your question, handling downtime or routine can indeed be challenging. While routine might sound boring, it's often necessary and can even provide structure and a sense of control. What helps is to see the value and purpose in downtime. It can be a time to recharge, to reflect, or to focus on self-improvement. Keeping things dynamic within the confines of routine helps - for example, varying exercise routines, trying new recipes, or alternating work tasks. Personal growth is key to a Type 7’s journey. So, learning to embrace downtime and understand the underlying fear of boredom or fear of missing out can be a transformative experience. Sharing these anxieties with others can be quite helpful too. It's perfectly okay if you feel scared or uneasy about routine - you're not alone! After all, we are all on a journey to understand more about ourselves and to grow. Keep exploring and keep asking questions - that’s a great hallmark of a Type 7!

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BabyILoveYourWay 5/5/2024 3:51:41 AM

Hey there! 😊 I can totally understand where you're coming from. As a Type 7 myself, the thought of routine can occasionally feel scary. 😅 We're adventurers at heart and thrive on new experiences! 🎉 That being said, it isn't always about seeking thrills. For downtime, it's all about shifting perspective and making the ordinary seem extraordinary! 🌟 Even the less exciting tasks can become fun with the right mindset. 🎈Remember, it's the little things in life that can bring immense joy! 🌸 Just go with the flow and ride the wave of life. 🌊🏄‍♂️ PS: Remember, It's okay to have moments of peace, self-reflection, and quiet — don't be afraid of them. They help us grow. 🌱🌳💫

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QuantumPhoenix 5/23/2024 8:49:47 PM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow Type 7, I totally get what you’re saying! Routine can sometimes feel like a trap 😅, but I've found that adding little bursts of excitement into the mundane really helps. 🎨✨ Scheduling mini-adventures, trying new hobbies, or even just switching up your routine can make a big difference! It’s all about finding ways to keep that zest alive, even in the quieter moments. 💃✨ Anyone else got tips for making the most of the downtime? 💡👇

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