|Callahan - The Enneagram for Youth|
Type Eight: The Chief
What do I want most?
What is most important to me?
What is the worst thing that could happen to me?
How do I see myself (on a good day)?
Path of Peace: Eight (Chief) looks to Two (Caretaker)
By genuine love for others, an Eight frees itself from self-concern and becomes a champion for others. It picks up the compassion of a healthy Two, the parental instincts of a healthy Nine, the perceptiveness of a healthy Five, and the spontaneous joy of a healthy Seven.
Path of Storms: Eight (Chief) looks to Five (Watcher)
An Eight becomes vengeful, like an unhealthy Five, when seeing itself as besieged, becomes socially disengaged like an unhealthy Nine, becomes selfishly manipulative like an unhealthy Two, and plunges into a world of selfish pleasure like an unhealthy Seven.
A Counseling Approach
You are blessed with a lot of personal power. You can use this power for good or for harm. If you use it for good, the world will love and respect you. If you use it for harm, the world will turn on you, and you will be miserable. It's your choice.
Rev. William J. Callahan, S.J.
The Enneagram for Youth