Overview of Enneagram Eight


Type Eight is self-assured, decisive, persistent, and confrontational. We are drawn to Type 8s because they are assured and strong so we often feel empowered when we are being protected by them. They have the desire to protect themselves - to be in control of their own life and destiny.


Types 8s have a lot of energy and a larger than life view of what is possible and the influence they can have on the world around them. They are tempted to believe that they can control their reality if they are just strong enough.


They are intense and future-oriented, which causes them to move quickly from task to task with little thought of others’ feelings or agendas in the moment. This disposition causes them to feel intimidating to others.