by Robin Camu
This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 8 personality (The Challenger) from our Wednesday night discussions. Join us for the next one!
Type 8 Brief Summary: (from https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-8)
Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable.
At their Best: self- mastering, they use their strength to improve others’ lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring.