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ENNEAGRAM

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Ancient symbol. Modern psychology. 
POINT EIGHT: THE CHALLENGER

Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

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BASIC DESIRE

to protect themselves and those close to them, to be in control of themselves and others, to be strong

PASSION / BLINDSPOT

Lust:

manifests as a relentless search for a challenge, cause, or recipient of/for the intensity of an over abundance of energy

CENTER OF INTELLIGENCE

Body / Gut / Instinctual

wisdom held in the body is used to maintain a boundary between external environment in order to create control and protect themselves

 

Expel energy outward to prevent anything from breaching their boundaries

Internal pain often transforms into bodily action & instinctual external rage which they unleash easily and in any direction

BASIC FEAR

to be seen as weak, to be vulnerable, to be controlled or harmed by others, to be betrayed 

 

FIXATION / TRAP

Vengeance:

seek out outlets for their angry energy feeling that others must pay for the ways they have betrayed the Eight, they avoid dealing with the true causes of their rage

WINGS

SEVEN

negative — insensitive, callous, disregard for the feelings of others, difficulty listening to others 

positive — logical and fair decision making, innovative and optimistic, inspirational leadership and connection

 

NINE

negative — inability to control anger, stubborn and rigid, emotionally detached and overly confident, disregard for rules

positive —  energetic and confident, protective and caring of others, supportive, able to see different perspectives

CORE MOTIVATION

to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to protect the underdog, the downtrodden, and the vulnerable, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation