Enneagram Type 8: The Challenger
Eights are your confident, self-reliant, and assertive individuals. They love to feel in control of their destiny and can often come across as intimidating. Called “The Challengers” of the Enneagram, eights strive towards conquering any and every obstacle in their way and love feeling like conquerors.
Behind the Design
Cactus. Prickly and full of life. Eights want to be important in the world and feel like they’re making a positive impact on those around them. They want to inspire courage and accomplishments. We thought a cactus would be a good reminder of eights' ability to overcome hard things and thrive in the midst of difficulty, much like a cactus in the middle of the desert. Just like a cactus that is able to provide nourishment and water to life in the desert, eights love to inspire others to rise in the midst of difficulties while leading by example.
Behind the Word
Capable. It’s no doubt that eights not only challenge authority but also themselves. They naturally take the lead and are usually the person in charge. We like to think of eights are the capable ones - not because they naturally take on a challenge, but because we believe they are capable of letting their guard down in the attempt to inspire others through their highs as well as lows. They are capable no matter what.