E8 - ACTIVE CONTROLLER | WING DESCRIPTIONS

Wing 8
Eight (Core Type)

Eights are forces of nature, with a strong presence and personality. They value being in control and may resist taking a follower role. They find it difficult to let down their guard, but they are sensitive, caring and protective of those they take under their wing. Eights pursue truth relentlessly and mask their vulnerability with a tough, certain and no-nonsense exterior.

At lower levels of integration, the Eight may be intimidating and confrontational, with a chip on their shoulder.

At higher levels of integration Eights combine their force, directness and action with compassion and are able to collaborate with others while serving the greater good.

Wing 9
Nine Wing
Gifts:
  • This wing helps balance impulsiveness with a more ‘laid back’ approach
  • May make the Eight calmer and more receptive to others
  • Instead of making things happen, they are more willing to let things happen and unfold naturally
  • A sense of unity balances the strong sense of autonomy of the Eight
Challenges:
  • May make the Eight more out of touch with their inner self
  • Risk of neglecting themselves in favour of work
  • May reduce the already-limited introspection on what they really need to be whole
  • May lead them to withdraw, and then judge themselves for doing so

USING THE WINGS TO DEVELOP YOURSELF AS AN ENNEAGRAM TYPE 8 WING 9

As an Enneagram Type 8 with a Wing 9, you have the potential to access resources from both your core type and your adjacent types. Your Wing 9 flavour helps balance your natural impulsiveness with a more 'laid back' approach. It may make you calmer and more receptive to others, and more willing to let things happen and unfold naturally. This sense of unity also balances your strong sense of autonomy.

However, one challenge for Type 8 with Wing 9 is the potential to become more out of touch with their inner self. There is also a risk of neglecting oneself in favor of work, reducing the already-limited introspection on what they really need to be whole. This may lead to a tendency to withdraw and then judge themselves for doing so.

By incorporating the resources and characteristics of your Wing 9 flavour, you can expand your perspective and increase your emotional and behavioral repertoire. This can help you better understand the subtleties of your core Type 8, and offer opportunities for personal growth and development.

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