Eight: The Challenger
Core Fear: Of being harmed or controlled by others
Core Desire: To protect themselves (to be in control of their own lives and destiny)
Core Weakness: Excess/ Lust- intensity/control/power in order to get protection from injustice from the world
Core Longing: “You will not be betrayed”
Biblical Character: Miriam
Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable. At their Best: self- mastering, they use their strength to improve others' lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring.
Movement of Arrows:
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Five. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring, like healthy Twos.