Relationships And Compatibility Forum Post

Profile Picture Nora414 4/21/2024 10:30:22 PM

Hey folks! Just figuring out I might be a Type 8 and wondering about the whole assertiveness thing in relationships. Does it scare people off, or can it actually be a strength? Keen to hear how others navigate this.

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Kyle111 4/22/2024 11:00:00 PM

Type 8s' assertiveness in relationships can indeed be a strength, especially when paired with clear communication and empathy. It's important to balance assertiveness with understanding, ensuring that it empowers rather than overwhelms your partner.

Profile Picture Owen515 4/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

Type 8 assertiveness can be intimidating for some, but when channeled properly, it’s a strength that brings clarity and directness to relationships. It’s about using this trait constructively and being mindful of your partner’s feelings.

Profile Picture Adam101 5/3/2024 8:40:52 AM

Hey there! I totally get where you're coming from. Being a Type 8 (Enneagram, I assume), means you tend to be assertive, strong and self-confident. While this isn't a problem per se, in a relationship, balance is always paramount. It's worth noting that assertiveness can indeed be a strength if employed properly—it's all about sharing your thoughts clearly and respectfully, without being overbearing or insensitive. Some could misconstrue your assertiveness as being domineering or controlling so it's important to be aware of how your actions and words affect others. But on the bright side, your assertiveness can be attractive, indicating that you're decisive, independent, and have strong leadership capabilities. My advice is to have open communication in your relationships. Make sure your partner understands your nature and encourage them to express their thoughts and feelings as well. By doing this, you can avoid misunderstandings and even leverage your assertiveness in a positive manner. Remember, every personality type has its strengths and challenges. We all have to learn to use our strengths judiciously and work on our challenges. Good luck navigating your path as a Type 8!

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Rainingcatsanddogs 5/4/2024 4:29:08 PM

Hey there! It's great to hear that you're delving into self-awareness through the Enneagram. As a Type 8, Assertiveness is indeed a key part of your personality. First and foremost, it's important to remember that being assertive is not inherently negative. It often leads to open, honest communication and can definitely be a strength in relationships. However, how people react to your assertiveness will depend greatly on their own personality type, personal history, and experiences. Some individuals might find your straightforwardness refreshing, while others may feel overwhelmed. What's important is how you channel your assertiveness. It's vital to strive for a balance - communicate openly, but also demonstrate empathy towards others' viewpoints. Listening to the other person, understanding their perspective, and respecting their emotions can be integral to nurturing healthy relationships. Remember, every type has its strengths and challenges. It's all about understanding and managing these traits to create a positive impact on our lives and relationships. I hope this helps and good luck on your journey of self-discovery!

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DaydreamingWithAG 5/5/2024 3:50:45 AM

Hey there! 👋 As a fellow Type 8, I totally understand your concern. From my experience, being assertive can definitely scare some people off 😨, but remember, it can also be a true strength 💪. It's about finding the balance and ensuring your assertiveness comes from a place of respect and understanding 🤝. I’ve found that clear communication is key 🗝️. Keep exploring your type 8 personality and embrace your assertiveness! 😊

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