Learn about Enneagram types and relationships
People with an Enneagram type One personality tend to be rational, principled, and judicial in their behavior. They usually have a desire for justice and equality. They are motivated by a strong sense of right and wrong.
People with an Enneagram type Eight personality tend to be self-confident, powerful, and assertive in their behavior. They love engaging in debates and are skilled at making difficult decisions. They are fiercely independent and dislike being reliant on others.
How can Ones and Eights communicate effectively with each other?
Ones and Eights are both instinctual personalities who prefer to be in control of a situation and openly advocate for their beliefs. Ones are driven by their moral compass and desire for justice, while Eights are motivated by a desire to protect themselves and others.
Ones should be direct and open with Eights, but should avoid making demands.
Eights should be openminded around Ones, avoiding overt criticism or negativity.
How can Ones and Eights resolve conflict?
Because Eights usually gain energy from conflict, they tend to be perceived as intense. Eights should keep in mind that Ones don’t generally enjoy arguing. To help ease stress, Eights need to avoid engaging Ones in unnecessary debate.
Ones should avoid being offended by Eights’ need to argue, recognizing that Eights are not necessarily upset when tempting confrontation. Ones should directly express their needs to Eights.
How can One and Eight types build trust?
Ones are likely to trust Eights who advocate for the less-able and work to help their community. Eights should avoid being critical of Ones’ actions.
Eights will grow to trust Ones who are strong-willed and unwavering in their beliefs; Eights admire Ones’ dedication to their convictions. Ones should try to be more open and honest around Eights.
How can Ones and Eights work together?
Enneagram Ones and Eights are both outspoken, take-charge personalities, who are vocal about their beliefs. However, Ones tend to be more idealistic and focused on doing things the right way, while Eights are very practical and prefer to seek immediate solutions.
Ones can help Eights work to be more patient and wait for permanent, maintainable change, while Eights can help Ones think more realistically about certain situations.
How can Ones and Eights deal with change?
Ones tend to enjoy following set plans and may be mentally disrupted by change, especially if they weren’t involved in its’ implementation. Eights have the potential to be more flexible, particularly those with Seven wings. Both Ones and Eights are likely to vocally express their opinions about a new situation.
How can Ones and Eights manage stress?
Ones and Eights need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Ones are easily stressed by…
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Ones should avoid being easily offended by Eights, while Eights should allow Ones space to breathe and recharge.
How can Ones and Eights encourage and motivate each other?
Ones and Eights can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Ones are motivated by…
Eights are motivated by…
Ones can help motivate Eights by participating in occasional debate or discussion, while Eights can encourage Ones by helping advocate for social justice issues.