Tapping for Enneagram Type Eight

Enneagram Type Eight

Even though sometimes it’s hard to be an Eight, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway, I forgive myself, and any body else for contributing to this situation. Being an eight is hard becasue, sometimes I am

  • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to, but that’s ok
  • restless and impatient with others’ incompetence, but that’s ok
  • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it, but that’s ok
  • never forgetting injuries or injustices, but that’s ok
  • putting too much pressure on myself, but that’s ok
  • getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right, but that’s ok

I choose to appreciate myself for being an eight, I appreciate myself for:

  • being independent and self-reliant
  • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • upholding just causes

I now choose to release…

  • all anger, rage, and violence from my life.
  • dehumanizing myself by violating others in any way.
  • being verbally or physically abusive.
  • believing that taking vengeance will free me from my own pain.
  • hardening my heart against suffering.
  • my fear of ever being vulnerable or weak.
  • believing that I do not need others.
  • believing that I must bully people to get my way.
  • my fear that others will control me.
  • feeling that I must only look after myself.
  • my fear of losing to anyone.
  • feeling that I must never be afraid.
  • attempting to control everything in my life.
  • allowing my pride and ego to ruin my health and relationships.
  • thinking that anyone who does not agree with me is against me.
  • being hard-boiled and denying my need for affection.

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I believe in people and care about their welfare.
  • that I am big-hearted and let others share the glory.
  • that I am honorable and therefore worthy of respect.
  • that I am most fulfilled by championing others.
  • that I have tender feelings and good impulses.
  • that I can be gentle without being afraid.
  • that I master myself and my own passions.
  • that there is an authority greater than me.
  • that I love others and ask for their love in return.

Adapted from:
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy
Don Richard Riso, Enneagram Transformations

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