If this scares you away, you aren't the woman I was looking for.
Most of us know how hard it is to desribe yourself in your own words to others. I believe it is because most of us don't really know who we are and why. Thankfully, thru crisis, sometimes comes clarity. It's a long story but a person close to me who has known me my entire life discovered an important resource to helping me discover who I was and why. Thanks Mom. Of course, this is just some of the better aspects of my personality but who doesn't want to put their best foot forward.
An Enneagram 8 (Me):
Generally, Eights are strong, assertive, resourceful, independent, determined, action-oriented, pragmatic, competitive, straight-talking and insistent.
At their best, Eights are honorable, heroic, empowering, generous, gentle, constructive, initiating, decisive, and inspiring. Eights are assertive and passionate about life, meeting it head on with self-confidence and strength. They have learned to stand up for themselves and have a resourceful, "can-do" attitude. Thus, Eights are natural leaders: honorable, authoritative, and decisive, with a solid, commanding presence. They take initiative and make things happen, protecting and providing for the people in their lives while empowering others to stand on their own. Most of all, Eights are people of vision and action. Others look to them in times of crisis because they know that Eights are willing to make tough decisions and to take the heat if things go wrong. Honor is also important to Eights because their word is their bond. When they say "You have my word on this," they mean it. Nothing much about Eights is half-hearted. They have powerful feelings and drives and often have a major impact on the people around them. Eights are more intense and direct than most. Healthy Eights combine their natural strength and energy with measured, insightful, decision-making, and a greater willingness to be emotionally open and available to others.437737
It is as if someone had written this personality philosophy concept specifically for me...and then proceeded to document, research, lecture, teach and market it to the rest of the world...
But, to my surprise, it's been around for more than 3,000 years.
If you want to know more, you'll have to ask.