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Type 8: The Challenger - The Enneagram Institute

The Challenger

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 DisintegrationEnneagram Type 5
Self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Five.
Direction of IntegrationEnneagram Type 2
Lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring like healthy Twos.

Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram