What are the most common romantic pairings for Enneagram type 8s?
Certain type 8 pairings are more common than others, though any type combination can occur and thrive. The marriage data we compiled and analyzed was broken down by gender, with Female 8s most often marrying 9s, 4s, and 5s, and Male 8s most often marrying 2s, 4s, and 6s (in that order).
Eights tend to be less compatible with a wider variety types, especially female Eights who overwhelmingly marry male Nines.
When we remove gender as a variable, 8s overall most often marry 9s, 4s, and 2s, and least often marry 3s, 7s, and 8s. All type combinations bring shared and unique elements to the relationship!
Sources: "Are You My Type, Am I Yours?" by Elizabeth Wagele and Renee Baron, 9types.com, and our own internal survey data.