Enneagram Eights are driven by a desire to be in control of their own lives.
Eights should be direct and clear when communicating with other Eights.
Eights should address issues with other Eights head-on; they need to communicate their perspective calmly to prevent the argument from escalating. Eights should each take ownership of their wrongdoings while working together to reach a compromise.
Eights tend to trust other Eights who share their opinions calmly and openly. Eights, when healthy, are likely to form a strong bond with one another, as they have an opportunity to regularly engage in dialogue without worrying about offending the other easily.
Eights tend to be assertive, confident, and independent. They bring fair, logical decision-making to a work environment. Eights can help other Eights process and evaluate difficult choices.
Eights tend to adapt well to most situations, given that their personal freedom is not impacted. They are likely to express any issues they have with a change.
Eights need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Eights should avoid escalating or intensifying arguments with other Eights; they should focus, instead, on discussing issues calmly.
Eights can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Eights can encourage other Eights by listening to and affirming their good ideas.