Thanks a lot!EIGHTS
Triggers to becoming self-aware of your blind spots
How we can bring out the best in Type Eights
- Recognize that you are more intense and robust than most other people. Tone down ‘your volume’ so that you do not intimidate others.
- When you feel the warmth of anger rise in your belly area, focus on your breathing to prevent yourself from having an outburst which you may later regret.
- You need not be responsible for everyone. Empower others by encouraging them to learn to take care of themselves.
- People are not always intent on tripping you up. When you start seeing ‘enemies’, rein yourself back and consider that you may be creating the ‘spooks’ in your own mind.
- It is okay to show your vulnerable side to others. When you are sufficiently relaxed to do this people will open up to you and you will gain their trust.
Source: Kingma, Lee. What's Your Tribe?: An Enneagram Guide to Human Types at Work and Play. Claremont, South Africa: Double Storey, 2010.
- Because Type Eights are tough, they enjoy being challenged with truth and conviction.
- Underneath the tough exterior they have a marshmallow heart. Appeal to their soft side by giving them positive feedback.
- Resist speaking about Type Eights behind their back. They can take robust feedback but their anger will be aroused if they believe that others have been disloyal to them.
- Don’t take things too personally when they do their straight-talking. If you need to confront them, do so when they are relaxed and preferably alone.
Why no 9's and 1's? I was just wondering why you didn't mention these...