Enneagram 8

Congrats! You Are An… Enneagram 8

The Enneagram 8 is known as The Challenger or The Boss

Traits Of The Eight: Bold, Aggressive, Passionate, Intense, Focused, Argumentative, Capable, Assertive

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Core Desire: Challenge

8s are the most assertive and aggressive type in the Enneagram.

To be an enneagram 8 means that you fear that you will be harmed if you show weakness, emotions, or anything other than strength and leadership. Releasing control and expressing your vulnerable side doesn’t come naturally to you.

Enneagram 8s are meant to be out in the world, leading and doing. The Enneagram 8’s motto is “my way or the highway.” They don’t care about people’s feelings, they just want to do things efficiently and fast. And if that means they have to control it, then they will.

At your worst, the enneagram 8 becomes aggressive and reclusive. They fear not being in control and that they are either going to be harmed or not be able to protect others. They take on the unhealthy traits of a 5 and retreat into their mind and focus on research.

At your best, the bold and assertive type 8 embraces empathy, compassion, and vulnerability. An enneagram 8 in growth nurtures themselves and their relationships. An enneagram 8 in growth will pause and listen to what this person is feeling and thinking. A healthy 8 is present, reflects on their actions, and realizes life isn’t meant to be lived in fast-forward.

Does this sound like you?

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