If You're An Enneagram Type 8, This Cocktail Is A Must-Try

If you have ever wondered why you do things a certain way, you may want to learn more about your Enneagram number. According to Truity, your Enneagram can help you identify your "core beliefs," which is essentially the source of all your decision-making. Your Enneagram number, which is commonly referred to as a type, will also help you understand your emotional intelligence and give you an understanding of how you see the world.

If you've been labeled as an Enneagram type eight, you're known as The Challenger, per The Enneagram Institute. The main characteristics of this Enneagram are confident, decisive, and domineering. For those who are often drawn to confrontation, you may be a type eight. Enneagram eights don't like to be controlled and are often motivated by proving their strength and power. Some of the most famous Enneagram type eights include Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Serena Williams, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Although this type has a strong, and often intense, personality, it doesn't mean they don't like to kick back and enjoy a drink every now and then. If you're a type eight, consider trying these cocktails on your next night out to help yourself unwind.

Enneagram type eights should opt for a bold drink

Enneagram eights may inadvertently intimidate their peers — according to The Enneagram Institute, they're intense and persistent individuals who are constantly looking for ways to exert their power. This strong personality type should lean towards a drink that matches their inner spirit. According to Inspired By This, if you're a type eight, consider ordering a mint julep the next time you take a break and want to enjoy a cold cocktail. This drink is quite simple from the looks of it, but one sip and you'll realize there's much more to it than you originally thought. Sound familiar, type eights?

If you want something even more intense, Enneagram Playground suggests a Jägerbomb, which consists of Red Bull and a shot of Jägermeister. Only those with a strong soul (and strong palette) can stomach this drink, making it the ultimate choice for Enneagram eights.

Still, if you feel a bit too sophisticated to order a Jägerbomb at the bar, you may want to stick to something basic. A whiskey neat is perfect for a type eight, per Truity, as it's simple but still has that much-needed bite. Plus, when you picture Winston Churchill at the bar, you'd probably imagine him with a glass of whiskey by his side.

Enneagram eight drinks to try if you don't want liquor

According to The Enneagram Institute, Enneagram eights don't like to be put in any situation that keeps them from being in total control. As such, some type eights may feel more comfortable steering clear of liquor. Even if you don't fancy a cocktail, though, you can still indulge in some less intense spirits, like beer and wine.

According to Porch Drinking, the best beer for an Enneagram type eight is a pale ale, specifically the Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone by Hop Butcher for the World. This is a double India pale ale with flavors of cherry, vanilla, and citrus.

If wine is more your speed, Bright Cellars suggests a bright red like Zinfandel to match your fiery personality. If you prefer white wines and are up for a challenge (which, of course, you are), they suggest Gewürztraminer, which has hints of pineapple, grapefruit, and lychee (via Wine Folly). No matter which type of drink you choose, you're sure to succeed in taking over the world, all with your drink of choice in hand.