I'm not an 8. I'm a 7w8. I do have some of the 'hard edge' of an 8 I guess.
I can be very stubborn. I also am very unhappy if I'm 'under' someone without good reasons (ie: if I'm learning from that person and really benefiting from the relationship).
If someone is my manager 'just because' (years on the job, or any other reason I don't see as valid) then I will either feel completely dissengaged from my job or strive to get 'out' of this vertical relationships.
I did that in a number of ways so far:
- working hard and getting promoted several times in a record time.
- pushing to get 'my own way' ie: I work like I want to work and 'pay' for it with increased output.
- setting up my own business (a bit ironically I was conned out of it by a sociopathic e8 entj)