Type 8. The Boss
Eights are natural leaders that ingeniously organize others around them to achieve their goals. They inspire others and value hard work and commitment. In a stressful situation, they don’t lose control, leading others out of it.
Eights are charismatic, compelling, fearless conquerors, they are able to instill a sense of dominance. They are confident, and not afraid of confrontation. Some even love it. Their motto: “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”
Power is an important value for Eights. They unconsciously divide all people into strong and weak. They respect strength in others, even if they are in conflict with them. They do not respect weak personalities, treat them with contempt. They can protect the weak if those are part of their tribe. In turn, they require submission and devotion. More than any other type, a healthy Eight has the gift of leading other people, unlocking their real potential, giving them support, rather than competing with them. A big heart is hidden under the shining armor of Eights.
They zealously protect and care about their children as part of their tribe.
They are very responsible and reliable. They have a “sixth sense” about justice and finding the perpetrators. If Eights feel injustice, they have a strong desire to fight it. They are not aware that the motivation for their aggression is not injustice but rather to feel aliveness during the fight. So it’s not a fight for the sake of instituting justice, but rather looking for injustice to feel empowered.
Eights know what they want from life. They are in good contact with their desires. They feel them instantly and get very impatient. It can be all kinds of pleasures: delicious food, physical touch, pleasant or entertaining experience. If something happens contrary to their desires, they can easily become aggressive, directive, and resentful. They can open their well hidden and well protected vulnerable side, only if they feel trust in someone, which happens very rarely.
They are quite insensitive to the others. It’s not intentional. “Heavy protective armor” makes them less sensitive to the boundaries of the others. Therefore, only quite energetic signals of the others make Eights notice that they stepped on the foreign territory. Which is OK with them as they are used to expansion. While they value and protect their own independence and autonomy.