Interesting. This reminds me of something I said a few weeks ago when I was asked to be patient:
"My mind is like a river that's always flowing. It takes more work for me to sit still and do nothing, than it takes for me to ride the tide and move forward constantly."
The difference is, I'm not sure if I would do this to maintain harmony, per se; as much as, because I feel an ever-present "driving force" inside me, so to speak. Naranjo's description of type 8 as "Phallic-Narcissistic personality" really hits home for me. I picture my mind as this giant phallus aiming for what it wants, propelled by lust... and Lust, of course, is more than just a sex drive or passion; it's a need for triumph over adversity, a thirst for intensity, a need to chase and conquer. I am happiest when I'm being challenged, but I don't take well to being controlled or forced into things by others, so I should specify; I'm happiest when I am challenging *myself* - playing by my own rules, but constantly motivated to get to the next level, push my limits, expand.
Also curious how you relate to that?