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Striving to Feel Powerful (Enneagram Type Eight)
Episode 158th December 2022 • The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast • Awareness to Action
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In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore discuss Enneagram Type Eight, “Striving to Feel Powerful.” Mario shares what makes him a Type Eight, how “powerful” can be interpreted in different ways and the blind spots that come with that. This discussion will hopefully provide a deeper sense, and not so much fear, about Type Eight.

“I think that it’s so limited to think that Eights are angry or pushy or like that all the time. I think that if you leave them alone in their domains, and there’s no threats, there’s no need to push, they will be just like anybody else.” -María José [09:16]

“What I’m looking for and I think most Eights are looking for from other people is to just give it your best effort.” -Mario [22:47]

“It’s never more clear than when I watch Eight friends of how much and how deeply they feel and want to have an effect on the world in the way that they feel like is the best way to do that.” -Creek [38:41]


[00:01] Intro

[00:42] Mario’s origin story with Type Eight

[04:29] Certainly, Eights have a reputation

[07:29] A wake-up call

[10:05] Striving to Feel Powerful

[12:45] An example of magnanimity

[17:38] Vengeance: a distorted form of power

[20:45] The biggest learning curve of working with Mario

[27:15] The connecting points: Five and Two

[33:04] Type Eight blind spots

[41:02] Outro

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Seth "Creek" Creekmore: 

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