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    Quote Originally Posted by edchidna1000 View Post
    7w8 is basically most ENTPs and co.

    As for 7w8 being any less intellectual than 7w6, I disagree. That just shows a misunderstanding of what intellect is. If you mean that 7w6 has more Openness than a 7w8, that might be the case but ONLY in the facet of Emotionality, 1 out of 6 different kinds of Openness.
    I apologize, what I meant is more ruled by the head center. I wasn't trying to say they are more logical, intelligent, etc.

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    Did you decide on a type... and stick with it LadyX?

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    A 7w6 can be assertive but it is much more calculated. Meaning that you weigh your options on how to deal with things and there are no problems with non directly confrontational methods or sugaring a confrontation to make it more socially palatable. I read the 7w6 description and I can identify with it - many comedians are 7w6 like Ellen Degeneres. I consider myself to be a casual comedian. I think Ellen Degeneres is a good iconic 7w6 to get a feel for what that means. Humor is a prime example of diffusing confrontations or making something more palatable or the observational bent of a '6' supporting the fun loving nature of a 7. Being a '6' wing, you flip to extremes of being anxious to pre-emptively attacking a potential threat. It just depends on the situation. An 8 would not "equivocate" or avoid or disperse or deflect, and '8' wing is more cut and dried instinctively 'attack, attack, attack'. While I would *like* to be more of an 8 and 'attack, attack, attack' the 7w6 or just plain 7 description resonate much more with me. With a 6, gut instinct approaching situations is to be careful/observant and ready to attack if necessary, it's more a *vigilance* or a 'how will I *react* to this?'. With an 8, they don't have to think or plan it and they aren't necessarily 'careful' they know they will re/act instinctively in the moment (go on attack/attack/attack).

    At least, that's how I understood it.

    FWIW LadyX, I never got an 8 vibe from you, at least not on the forum. I would have guessed you were 7w6 rather than 7w8. Having said that, did you decide?
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    I don't get the "attack, attack, attack" bit. Expand ma chérie?

    Do you mean as in action?

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    Certainly my German Briish friend!

    I meant it both in action and intent, but not necessarily literally 'to [physically/aggresively] attack'. It's just that with an 8 there is a much more direct and immediate response/approach to the world and even other people. Enneagram is fear based and a 6 and 8 may seem to have similar fears, 6 being fear for one's safety whereas an 8 is fear of being weak. That is a significant but subtle difference. A 6 doesn't have the ego need to be seen as (conventionally) strong but an 8 does. For the 'attack' analogy, a 6 won't care as much how they get what they want (not in terms of ethics, I mean in terms of attack/avoid/pre-empt, etc.) as long as they get what they want. For an 8, I think part of the fear/ego of that type is they need to get what they want because they got it directly and they pushed down whatever was standing in their way and that whoever is standing in their way (and observers) all know it, too.

    The thing that can trip some people up about their wing is that a 6 can behave in the same way as an 8 (direct, conquer) - but only in certain situations. Not all the time. An 8 will re/act like this all the time.

    I've also used the analogy "bull in a china shop" to describe an 8. An 8 cannot change their nature "to be strong". A 6 is situational.

    Those are just my theories anyhow.
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    Bull in a china shop was me as a kid what you wrote makes sense. I always struggle with the aspects of the 8 wing that relate to aggressiveness and even more so those that relate to having a base of anger, maybe the E7 desire to strive for fun dulls those parts out, the desire to be strong clicks.

    Oh, and that's from your Occa Ozzie mate! were you funnin' me with the briish bit? o-O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Oh, and that's from your Occa Ozzie mate! were you funnin' me with the briish bit? o-O
    ...At least I didn't call you a Kiwi?

    I was going to mention an 'anger base' for 8 but not sure if Enneagram says that anger is part of the 8. I do have a friend who I now figure is ENTP and either an 8 or 8 wing (some kind of 7/8) and she had straight up anger management issues when we were younger to the point I stopped talking to her. She was very sensitive to the idea of people not respecting her basically and she would blow up and over-react to things often IMHO in a very angry confrontational way. When I got reacquainted with her years later she seemed SO mellowed out but she still has that abrasive edge to her and the idea that people are not respecting her still sets her off. I thought it was just me because I have known her since adolescence so maybe I was just seeing the abrasiveness from teen years peeking through but a few other people who have met her more recently commented similarly that she has an abrasiveness to her.

    I think she is an extreme example of an 'aggressive 8'. But, a pretty good example of an ENTP with an adventurous spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    ...At least I didn't call you a Kiwi?

    I was going to mention an 'anger base' for 8 but not sure if Enneagram says that anger is part of the 8. I do have a friend who I now figure is ENTP and either an 8 or 8 wing (some kind of 7/8) and she had straight up anger management issues when we were younger to the point I stopped talking to her. She was very sensitive to the idea of people not respecting her basically and she would blow up and over-react to things often IMHO in a very angry confrontational way. When I got reacquainted with her years later she seemed SO mellowed out but she still has that abrasive edge to her and the idea that people are not respecting her still sets her off. I thought it was just me because I have known her since adolescence so maybe I was just seeing the abrasiveness from teen years peeking through but a few other people who have met her more recently commented similarly that she has an abrasiveness to her.

    I think she is an extreme example of an 'aggressive 8'. But, a pretty good example of an ENTP with an adventurous spirit.
    I think we need to stop confusing 'anger' for 'aggression'. Most 7w8 ENTPs are 'aggressive' in that they are always trying to get one up on the opposition and even beat them into submission, but they're not necessarily 'angry', even seeing the loss of temper as a sign of weakness.

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    ^definitely. 8s have passion and are assertive, but losing one's temper is a sign of weakness. And 8s don't want to be weak, they want to be strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Did you decide on a type... and stick with it LadyX?
    i guess so. 7w6 seems right i guess.
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