Friday, September 26, 2008

Charismatic Leader - An Introduction

Leader, Protector, Challenger - Enneagram Eights are motivated by justice and the desire to be in the right. They worry about self-protection and control. They are natural leaders, who can be capable and passionate or dictatorially manipulative, ruthless, and willing to destroy anything in their way. Eights seek control over their own life and their own destiny and fear being harmed or controlled by others. The corresponding "deadly sin" of the Eight is Lust, while the Eight's "holy idea" or essence is Holy Truth. Under stress, Eights express qualities of the Five, and when flourishing, they express qualities of the Two.

Enneagram Type Eight

The Powerful, Dominating Type:
Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

• Passion: Lust
• Fixation: Vengeance
• Virtue: Innocence
• Holy Idea: Holy Truth
• Basic Fear: Of being harmed or controlled by others
• Basic Desire: To protect themselves (to be in control of their life and destiny)

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