The Powerful, Dominating Type:
Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational
Basic Fear: Of being harmed or controlled by others, of violation
Basic Desire: To protect themselves, to determine their own course in life
Superego Message: "You are good or okay if you are strong and in control of your situation."
Direction of Disintegration: Enneagram Type 5
Self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Five.
Direction of Integration: Enneagram Type 2
Lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring like healthy Twos.
Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram