I thought I'd share my thoughts and experiences as an E2 with E8s.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, experiences and feelings about Eights. I think they are wonderful people, like you have described. I appreciate their authenticity and honesty. That protectiveness sounds very appealing for me as a Nine (9w1 Sp/Sx?) I think I can enjoy them better as platonic friends than I could as romantic partners for reasons you have described.I thought I'd share my thoughts and experiences as an E2 with E8s.