Enneagram 8s are a lot of things - but subtle isn’t one of them! These types find it impossible to hide their feelings, especially if they’re unhappy, angry or frustrated by something happening around them. If they run into someone they don’t like, there’s likely to be a slip of the tongue, a roll of the eyes or even a choice word or two that reveals exactly what they’re feeling. An Enneagram 8 rarely pretends.
When it comes to people they don’t like, Enneagram 8s will usually choose one of four responses:
“Anybody who doesn't make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life, the better.” — Amy Poehler, Enneagram 8
You probably know her as the bubbly and ambitious Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation or the “cool mom” on Mean Girls. Similar to her Parks and Rec character, Amy Poehler has an impressive resume: actress, comedian, writer, director, producer, best-selling author, mom and champion to women everywhere (to name a few).
If you’re a true Enneagram 8, you’re probably already goal-setting for the New Year and beyond. Type 8s can’t help but think ahead and set targets and challenges to add structure to their lives.
If you’re doing the same, why not make room for some alternative resolutions this year? As well as pursuing all-important professional achievements, try opening up to resolutions that give your life more balance too.
The Enneagram Type Eight, “The Challenger,” is a passionate and protective romantic partner. Eights love and respect a partner who challenges them to be their best self. They seek loyal and independent partners who aren’t afraid to go after what they want in life and love. However, some may see the Eight as too intense and competitive. If the Eight doesn’t learn to soften their edges and embrace vulnerability, it can cause issues in their relationships.
We bring people into our lives for many different reasons: someone to party with, someone to read with, someone to help defenseless puppies with. But the people who stay in our lives are the ones whom we have grown to trust—trust with our sensitive feelings, delicate thoughts and who understand our desire to live life the way we do.
At their heart, relationships are a place of vulnerability.
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