Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

Type Seven with Abbie Meyer

Abbie Meyer is a twenty-something follower of Jesus, wife to Cal (her soon-to-be-pilot husband), cat mom, and newly minted Colorado resident. She writes at–a space on the internet which she hopes will be a place to inspire and enlighten, while leaving you refreshed and more fully alive. Connect with her on Instagram at: @abbiegmeyer.

How long have you known about the Enneagram?

I was first introduced to the Enneagram in fullness last year by a former co-worker. 

How long have you known your type?

It’s been about 11 months now since I figured out my type.

What do you wish people knew about being your type?

My husband always makes fun of me because I have such strong feelings towards so many things. Most meals are my “favorite meal ever” and most books I read I claim to be the “best book I’ve ever read.” I know this comes across as dramatic, but I honestly mean it. In the moment, I truly feel so strongly that that experience is equaled to none other. I first noticed this in myself when I couldn’t pick out a favorite movie. They were all so good! I realized that a lot of Sevens really live in the moment, while always striving for something better. I hope that people can understand that it is not necessarily because we aren’t happy with what we have, but that we know there will always be new ways to grow and learn. It’s hard to pick just ONE thing to fully love and invest in because they are all amazing. It’s not because we are dramatic or attention seeking–it’s because there is so much beauty and value, and we tend to see it all.

What do you like about being your type?

I like how many ideas I have and how I can get easily excited about most things. When I am the healthiest, I find joy in almost anything. It’s not hard for me to love things, and it’s not hard for me to cheer people on because I genuinely love and support new ideas. Life often feels like an adventure to me, even if I’m just going to the grocery store. I’m easily excited, and I like that because it makes even mundane experiences interesting. Because I am easily fascinated, I usually don’t have difficulty focusing and working hard in a lot of areas of my life. Generally, I can stay motivated because it’s easy for me to find good in most situations. I have a strong sense of optimism and adventure which makes life fun. Also, because of my curiosity, I can also be a quick problem solver, which really helps to ease the anxiety Sevens are also prone to feel. 

What challenge(s) does being your type bring?

Sevens can be really scattered, and that is totally me. I am ALWAYS losing my keys, forgetting words/names/phrases, and getting lost. I say that it’s because there is too much in my brain to remember the small things, but in all honesty, I think I can just be really spacey with things that I don’t deem important to remember. I can become jealous of my husband, who is a Five (the investigator), because he remembers EVERYTHING. I often find myself looking up common words or phrases that I honestly know, but always forget. Another big challenge for me is over indulging. I could literally eat anything all the time if I wanted to. I always want to be entertained, so bored eating is a huge challenge for me. I love having any sort of sensation, so a lot of times I find myself running after different sources of entertainment (material items, Netflix, food, etc) hard. I have to be really careful with discipline if I want to remain healthy emotionally and physically. Sevens also are always on the hunt for something new, which can lead to a lack of contentedness a lot. I have a hard time finishing books or podcasts or projects. I get really excited about something at the beginning, and then my attention can quickly turn to something new. This tendency makes me feel shallow or fake sometimes, even if I am honestly and truly not trying to be.

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About Ali

I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.

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