Relationship between Type 7 and Type 5

The epicurean and the observer

Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)


This relationship can be very complementary.
5 is attracted to 7’s optimism, cheerfulness, energy, sociability and sense of fun.
7 is attracted to 5’s depth, knowledge, insight, calm, non-conventional mind and independence.
They are both insatiably curious, independent, love stimulating conversations and have a certain sense of humour.
7 brings a lot of life experience to the relationship and helps 5 develop his social skills.
7 is pleasantly surprised by 5’s sensuality in private.

Points where to be careful

5 can perceive 7 as being too intrusive, social, impatient, hyperactive, superficial and arrogant.
7 can perceive 5 as being too inactive, analytical, retired, negative and detached.
7 loses interest in things and activities very easily, and switches very quickly, while 5 likes to study things in depth.
They need to find a balance between 5’s need for alone time, and 7’s need for social interactions.
Under stress, they react completely differently : 7 tries to escape to fun, while 5 looks for isolation.