The Challenger

Those who know me or those who have met me know within minutes that I am fairly independent and assertive. My energy is big and I feel that life works best when you meet it head-on. I’ve told many in leadership positions to take the bull by the horns if they want to be successful. Tact is not one of my strong points.

I tend to do my thinking first and then my doing which means I suppress my feelings more than my thinking or doing. Thinking and then following with doing allows me to set my own goals, get involved and make things happen. Most of the time I know what I want and I go for it. Working hard and playing hard has always been my motto.

My undeveloped feelings don’t mean I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve. Most people know when I’m upset about something. I can be guarded because I’m sensitive and I fear rejection. I want others to respond and get worked up as much as me. I love when others’ energy meets mine.

Give me the rules of the game and let me go. Don’t tell me what to do. I got it! Micromanagement and helicopter folks throw water on my firepower.

If any of this resonates with you. You may be an Enneagram type 8. We are challengers and we love our power. We make great leaders and are strong in many positions. Some famous type 8’s include, Russell Crowe, Frank Sinatra, Queen Latifah, Chris Hemsworth, Denzel Washington, and Charles Barkley.

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Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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