I have been toying with this idea ever since reading character and neurosis, which has the only seven description I’ve ever read that seems like it is a head type. Seven descriptions usually talk about the prevalence of addiction, and the need to constantly mindlessly act. Which has never made sense to me a seven is a head type, but what it describes is something that would better fit a gut type. A head type’s growth is based on stopping the neurotic over thinking and finally acting on those thoughts, while a gut type’s goal is to stop immediately reacting to everything, to stop and consider the action.
The next part deals specifically with entp and enneagram seven. an enneagram seven’s disintegration point is enneagram one, when an enneagram one goes off the rails, they start to become obsessed with their own personal standards, and how no one is meeting them, they end up lashing out demanding that the world around them complies to these standards. Now you combine this with a ENTPs quite grandiose thinking, always bigger, better, always more, and tertiary Fe (adhering to social standards), and you have a recipe for disaster. actually one last thing to remember about enneagram seven is that the way they over think is to mentally run away from the problem, it’s the I have an assignment due in two hours and instead I am on the internet and have fifty tabs open none of which have anything to do with the assignment, a need to always seek a mental distraction.
All of these points converge at the ENTPs entry to the downward spiral towards complete disintegration. it starts with the enneagram ones standards, for an ENTP they will always be based on the social standards around them of a sense what they should have accomplished at any given point at time. The further down the rabbit hole the ENTP travels the more delusional those standards become, every action the ENTP takes is found to be insufficient, and in the end the ENTP holds himself up to such an impossible standards; that nobody could ever actually meet them. The ENTP doesn’t see any of this because he is still mentally running from the problem, even though it affects every single thing the ENTP does. It renders the ENTP as less then worthless in his own eyes, only the ENTP hasn’t stopped running to actually see, see that if his actions were analysed from a detached perspective the only conclusion would be that the ENTP is in fact brimming with delusional levels of self-loathing. This is where the ENTPs self-destructive tendencies start to show up pushing others away and screw themselves over, attacking everyone and everything, for not meeting those impossible standards. This precedes the point where the ENTP will turn all of this inwards, and will start to display melodramatic levels of self-pity.
wow I really rambled on, damn my tired brain!