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.
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.