RESOURCE FOR TYPE EIGHT - THE CHALLENGER
Enneagram wings are the types that are on either side of your main type. You are still your main enneagram type but wings give a bit of influence to your type; it’s part of what makes you unique from all the others in your type. Generally, you have one wing that is more dominant than the other which is why people refer to themselves by their main type and dominant wing (such as 8w7). ⠀
8w7 “The Maverick”
The 7 wing causes this type of 8 to be a bit more extroverted and energetic. 8w7’s tend to be more impulsive, materialistic, and ambitious. They want to be in control with a touch of wanting to be happy. ⠀
8w9 “The Bear”
The 9 wing causes this type of 8 to be a bit more approachable and gentle. 8w9’s tend to be more introverted, supportive, and cooperative. They want to be in control with a touch of wanting to be at peace.
(SOURCE: ENNEAGRAM EXPLAINED)