Enneagram type 8 personality traits: Ennea-type VIII - Coming on Strong

Enneagram type 8 personality traits

Enneatype VIII

A psychiatrist named Claudio Naranjo evolved Oscar Ichazo's ego-types into the Enneagram personality types as we use them today. Naranjo largely based the types on Ichazo's passions.

Naranjo outlined the following trait structure for type 8 (Ennea-type VIII) in his books Ennea-type Structures and Character and Neurosis.

  • Coming on Strong - Lust and Vindictive Arrogance

    • Lust
    • Punitiveness
    • Rebelliousness
    • Dominance
    • Insensitivity
    • Conning and Cynicism
    • Exhibitionism (Narcissism)
    • Autonomy
    • Sensorimotor Dominance


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