An 8 "shows" a lot more anger than I feel. I will light up just as a way to make space in a situation.Isn't that repression more of a 9w1 thing?
9w8 checking in, I don't repress anger at all.
EDIT: On second thought, I don't "repress it" but I don't express as much as I initially feel.
A 9 shows a lot LESS anger than even they acknowledge.
To me, 8 has a sense of extroversion. We emote anger or discontent or disagreement strongly. It is a powerful, easy, useful tool.
A 9 has more of an internal, introverted sense. They repress their feelings of discontent or unhappiness for conflict, and look for ways to resolve conflict peaceably .
A 9w8 will resort to aggression short term in order to create peace, but at a great cost in personal energy.
An 8w9 will IMPOSE peace if the disagreement becomes annoying, and it will cost no energy, and may in fact energize the 8w9.