The Enneagram: Style Eight – The Challenger

Like the fabled knights of King Arthur’s Court, those who are Number Eight on the enneagram list are described as being natural leaders and protectors of the weak. Number Eight is labeled The Challenger. These are individuals who see life as a battlefield. They are honest, direct, and fiercely loyal. However, when Eights become unhealthy, they direct their energies towards seeking vengeance rather than seeking justice. They refuse to acknowledge any vulnerability in themselves. They see everything in black and white, and the battlefield of life becomes a war of Us vs. Them. They attack in order to ascertain the strength of their perceived opponent.

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