It is a relationship that can be complementary. The 5 is attracted by the optimism, joviality, energy, sociability and sense of fun of the 7. The 7 is attracted by the depth, knowledge, insight, calm, unconventional spirit, and independence of the 5. They are both insatiably inquisitive, independent, enjoy stimulating conversations and have some sense of humor. 7 brings a lot of life experience to the relationship, and helps the 5 to develop social skills. The 7 is pleasantly surprised by the sensuality that the 5 can have in private.
The 5 can see the 7 as being too intrusive, social, impatient, hyperactive, superficial and arrogant. The 7 can see the 5 as being too inactive, analytical, withdrawn, negative, and detached. The 7 easily loses his interest in things, and the activities, he switches quickly, while the 5 likes to study them in depth. They must strike a balance between the need for time alone of the 5, and the needs for social activities of the 7. In a state of stress, they react in completely opposite ways: The 7 tries to escape in fun, while the 5 tries to isolate himself.