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278 - The Free Spirit Archetype

According to Katherine Fauvre

Community descriptions

Karkino (Personality Cafe)[1]

2+7: The Entertainer

  • Double positive outlook
  • Pairing that is the most hedonistic and focused on enjoyment.
  • This is the fairy or the lovely prince/princess.
  • Very social and gregarious.
  • People with this pairing are born entertainers that like to laugh.
  • Most charming and humorous people.
  • Bored and anxious when alone, needs the crowd to be stimulated.
  • Can’t stand negativity and will minimize problems if possible.
  • Find innovative ways to include people in their shenanigans.
  • They need to inject a more realistic approach to their daily problems, otherwise they will alienate themselves from others on the long run.
  • Please and manipulate people by keeping things and themselves interesting.
  • Very friendly demeanor. Often wants to be friends with everyone.
  • May think that everyone like them and that they can be above reproach.
  • Avoid criticism by being nice, funny with a hint of cheekiness.
  • Become miserable in an isolated environment with repetitive workload.
  • Want to be of service in an original and fun way.
  • May adopt a likeable and upbeat persona whatever the Gut type or instinctual stacking.
  • Want to be praised for being interesting, witty and entertaining.
  • Core TWOs might be more likely to assert their needs than other TWOs because of need for variety and avoidance of pain of SEVEN.
  • Capricious about what they want but still don’t want others to turn their back on them, so they might compromise and be likeable.
  • The 7 fix helps the core 2 to widen their scope and let them get some of the enjoyment while being with others.
  • The 2 fix helps the core 7 to focus more on others’ wellbeing and share their experiences with them.

2+8: The Protector

  • Double rejection.
  • Paring that is the most protective and manipulative.
  • Enhances the natural line of connection to TWO and EIGHT.
  • This is the mama/papa bear archetype.
  • Manage their insecurities by looking how they can shield people from being harm or misguided.
  • Help people in a forceful, direct approach.
  • Very wary of being ignored and rejected.
  • Can get easily riled up, then apology in fear of being rejected.
  • May say that they don’t need people and are independent, yet still want others to like them and be important.
  • Pride comes from taking a stand for others that can’t.
  • Very emotionally guarded since they don’t want to feel needy nor underestimated.
  • Can inadvertently control others by telling them how to act for their own good.
  • Offended and hurt if people reject their advice or help.
  • May understand better than most people how people can manipulate others for their own profit.
  • May tie their worth on how their protect, advice and prevent loved one from being taken advantage of.
  • Can become overly protective and suspicious of strangers trying to interact with people they affectionate.
  • Show they love by being upfront and honest about what they think and feel.
  • Can be forceful and threatening in the way they help.
  • The 8 fix helps the core 2 to assert their needs and be more direct about what they covet.
  • The 2 fix helps the core 8 soften their aggressive demeanor and understand the impact of interpersonal connections.

7+8: The Conqueror

  • Double assertive.
  • Pairing that wants freedom and assert their will the most.
  • Enhances the natural wings of 7 and 8.
  • Has the greatest difficulty of all pairings will external or imposed limits, often circumventing or breaking them in order to get what they want.
  • Typically have a hard time to say no to their desires.
  • Life is a playground; "I take what I want".
  • A blend of hedonistic and realistic approach to life.
  • Feel the best when they get things done their way.
  • Always on the lookout to take charge in a situation and having fun while doing it.
  • Love a good challenge and usually succeed a overtaking them.
  • When they are invested into something, it’s hard for them to slow down because they love the intensity of the situation and usually find ways renew its interest.
  • It’s hard for them to look for potential pitfalls and be wary of new endeavors.
  • They want freedom to manifest what they crave out of life.
  • They might not see how important it is to cultivate their inner lives and understand why they do what they do.
  • May take for granted what others find offensive and obnoxious.
  • Good negotiator: Always find a way to win something.
  • Quick thinker and smooth talker; direct speech but in a funny, original way.
  • They need to learn to slow down and think about potential consequences.
  • Most excessive and grandiose viewpoint of all pairings.
  • Have and unmistakable big energy and dynamic presence.
  • The 8 fix helps the core 7 to anchor their attention on goals and crave things more intensely.
  • The 7 fix helps the core 8 divert their lust for power in many different viewpoints and help broaden personal scope.


[1] Karkino (2021), Enneagram Pairings Revised & Expanded Edition


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