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  1. [Enneagram Type 8] Type Eight's perspective on (specific) types

    Body Triad - Types 8,9,1
    I am, clearly, not an Eight. However, I am interested in reading the perspectives (in contemplation or reflection) of Eights/wing-Eights on their attraction, relationships (romantic, platonic), and orientation towards specific types. I am more interested in the romantic relationship responses...
  2. [Enneagram Type 8] Any Social 8s around?

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    How do you differ from SP and SX 8s? How did you figure out your type? What kind of life experiences led you type as a social 8? I don't think I'm a core 8 but typing as a so-dom has convinced me that I'm 8-fixed and/or 8-winged. At a young age I was much the ringleader of my small group of...
  3. III. A Grand New Type Job

    What's my Enneagram type?
    I have invested a bunch of time lately into researching Enneagram, but I haven't been doing it for a long period of time. I am typed as 8w7, I want to be 8w7, and others online seem to lean towards 8w7. This makes me doubt that 8w7 is correct; it seems too convenient, and it has problems...
  4. Integrating 5 vs Disintegrating 8? What's the difference?

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    I suppose the integrating 5 would look healthier, but can anyone provide insight into their characteristics (with examples from life, preferably)?
  5. [Enneagram Type 8] How long do you hold a grudge?

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    I know now that eights are easy to get along with if you know how to deal with them. I did not know that two years ago, when I had a type eight friend. She was very forceful and energetic, nice if you were on her good side, and vicious if you were on her bad side. A couple of years ago, I...
  6. [Enneagram Type 8] Type Eight: The Challenger (Timeless' Description)

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Some people see the world as dangerous, and some see it as safe. Some see it as just or unjust. Nevertheless, we all live in the same world. Elements of our personality color our views, and human perception is little more than an inkblot test. One purpose of the Enneagram of Personality is to...
  7. [Enneagram Type 8] The power of voice tone.

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    When I have dealt with type 8 people, principally my father, they seem to have a very good control of their voice tone to express opinions, agreements, disagreements or when they challenge people, defend themselves, or when they want to control or lead them. It seems to be one of his, and other...
  8. How We Stay Stuck

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    Once we establish our personality styles or paradigms to help us apprehend and navigate around the world, we can either keep them pliant, flexible, accommodating, and up to date; or we can rigidly maintain them, assimilating everything into them, and suffer what Joel Barker (1992) calls...
  9. The Three Vs of the Enneagram

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    Author: Jerry Wagner When I was first introduced to the Enneagram, we got only the bad stuff -- the distortions, fixations, compulsions, exaggerations, vices, bad breath, etc. When I, in turn, presented the Enneagram styles this way, people would ask: "Isn’t there anything good about any...
  10. [Enneagram Type 8] Type 8: The Powerful Person

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Core Value Tendency: EIGHTS are attracted to and appreciate power. They desire to be strong, independent, straightforward, assertive persons, who use their strength and influence to make the world a more just place to live in. They value equity, the equal distribution of power, and show a...
  11. The Go-Getters: Three, Seven, and Eight

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    If you are a Three, it’s likely that you: Have a talent and a need for accomplishment. Feel challenged by any task you choose. Always have a list of your goals, either written or mental. Are personable and know how to convince people to cooperate with you and with each other to...
  12. The Harmonic Groups

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    The Harmonic Groups The Harmonic Groups are useful for transformational work because they indicate how each person copes when they do not get what they want (as...
  13. The Law of Three

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    Three Basic Orientations The three orientations are an expression of the Law of Three, on which the entire Enneagram concept is based. This law states that there are three kinds of forces that act in the human nature - the Active force, the Responsive force and the Neutral force and that...
  14. Why Do We Burn Popcorn?

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    Why is microwaving popcorn considered an art? Why do so many people continue to burn microwave popcorn after the first time they ruined it and created one of the most foul smells? Which personality types are best suited for microwaving popcorn efficiently? Before we that, let's examine why it is...
  15. Statements of Type 8

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    1. I am self-assertive and I have a lot of self-confidence. 2. I can see opportunities; I see how I want things to be and I can rally others around me to achieve it. 3. I have a lot of guts – I'm courageous and have frequently taken on difficult challenges and succeeded in them. 4...
  16. The Dominant Affect Groups

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    The Dominant Affect Groups are important for transformational work because they reveal the unconscious emotional background we bring to all areas of our lives. In technical language, these have to do with 'object-relations' theory. Modern psychological theory has identified three fundamental...
  17. The Distinctions of Type 8

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Eights, Nines, and Ones share a general undercurrent of anger and form another emotional trio. If Twos, Threes and Fours can be confused about who they are and how they feel and Fives, Sixes and Sevens react fearfully and are confused about taking action. Eights, Nines and Ones react from an...
  18. Type Eight Variant Stackings

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Each of the instincts of enneatype Eight are amplified and manifest without conflict with the main enneatype. The Eight is an instinctual type and the variants are instinctual energies. You see what you get. A self-pres Eight takes care of their self-pres needs. A social Eight is social and...
  19. Type Eight Wings

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Eight Wing Seven Here's the roughest, toughest personality in the enneagram. Average 8/7 is full of pushy, powerful energy. The eight's desire to dominate overpowers the seven's desire to entertain, so being in charge is more important than being the life of the party. Eights in general do not...
  20. Type Eight Misidentifications

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    Type Eight-Type One Both Ones and Eights are in the Instinctive Triad, both have strong wills, both are action-oriented, and both have strong notions about how to do things. However, Ones try to convince others to do the right thing (as they see it) from the standpoint of a moral...
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