1) Myth: 7w6s are incompetent
Reality: most 7w6s are assertive, adaptable and resilient to hardships that would leave some other types in emotional turmoil or severe anxiety. we can have a tendency to get in over our heads sometimes, but in familiar territory, many 7w6s are fast paced, productive workers.
2) Myth: 7w6s are dumb party animals
Reality: 7w6 is firmly rooted in the thinking triad. they have brilliant, quick minds and are often highly intellectual, inventive and great conversationalists.
3) Myth: 7w6s are there to entertain everyone
Reality: don't flatter yourself, 7w6s are primarily there to entertain themselves and view the attention as a means of mental stimulation and something to bounce their zany thoughts off of. If you're entertained, cool, but 7w6s are not your personal court jester and will certainly resent such an expectation.
4) Myth: 7w6s fear commitment
Reality: most 7w6s don't have problems with commitment if they're with the right person. many of us just have high standards and don't want to be tied down unless we know our emotional and physical needs are going to be met (with the divorce rate at 50% and domestic abuse present in around 30% of households, can you really blame us?)
5) Myth: 7w6s are people loving social butterflies
Reality: 7 is among the most self interested types on the enneagram (if not the most). they tend to like some people who are fun to be around, share their interests and accept them, but they also view many others as restrictive, boring or disrespectful (most 7w6s probably wouldn't use the word "disrespectful" as it has somewhat of a superego/J-ish connotation, but when people make condescending remarks and imply that you are immature simply because you have an energetic personality and a sense of humor, disrespectful is really the only word to describe it). in fact, 7 along with 8 is the type furthest removed from the heart center and in the unhealthy range can begin to view people simply as tools for self gratification.
6) Myth: 7w6s are always happy
Reality: 7 is in the frustration triad. feelings of dissatisfaction, anger, desperation and burn out are not uncommon, but most 7w6s would rather you not see this side of them.