The powerful, aggressive type. Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable.
At Their Best: self-mastering, they use their strength to improve others’ lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring.
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