Also, remember, Anakin is Sx-dom, and if he is an Sx-dom 6, he is likely to be counterphobic. Counterphobic 6s often look like 8s on the surface level.
He sought protection from the Dark Side and power, because he was afraid of bad things happening. Why do you think he went to Palpatine for reassurance? Why would he so easily manipulated, if he was an 8? 8s have a radar for manipulation, and I highly doubt they'd go that long without sensing it.6s need protection. Anakin protect people and don't find any need to be protected. 8.
Says whom? This is just one way of seeking protection. Power is another way.6s seek protection showing their loyalty. Not by having power.
Also, living in a violent and chaotic galaxy like that, being loyal can only get you so far. Power is far more efficient in that situation.
And he certainly was loyal to those close to him and even with the Jedi up to a certain point until he felt betrayed by them, and he had an internal struggle with whether being loyal to the Jedi and Obi-Wan or to Sidious and the Dark Side, which approve of strong attachment.
What facts have I ignored? I've watch the movie multiple times (facts, evidence), and this is what seems clear to me.Again, you ignore the facts and speculate on what was tryed to be conveyed without any evidence. You try to invent a new reality, hoping that we believe it istead of face the reality and admit that you are wrong.
This is all just a matter of interpretation.
The whole reason why he joined the Emperor at first was out of fear of losing Padme (plus, he had come to trust Palpatine over the years when he was being manipulated by him).He feels more powerful than anybody. It's just not enough for him. But he is convinced that he has the potential to be all-powerful. The emperor is just there to make him realease that potential, and he think he can kill him whenever he wants. So, yes, he is a 8.