These two types have a lot in common. They are both quite active, endowed with strong principles, and a certain determination, and they both want to make a more fair world. The 1 is impressed by the self-confidence of the 8, his very strong passion, and his ability to sometimes be more spontaneous. The 8 value the integrity, the honesty, the reliability and the strong convictions of the 1. Both types are more mental than emotional, and this is potentially providing to a relationship with a lot of stimulating debates that they enjoy, and less emotional expression, which often remains felt indirectly.
The 8 can sometimes find the 1 to be too self-contained, moralistic, rigid and to have the impression that the 1 is trying too hard to restrict, limit or curb his actions. The 1 can sometimes find the 8 as being too bold, aggressive, authoritarian, impulsive, insensitive and less concerned about the impact of his decisions on others. These two types are of autonomous natures but the 8 might want more fusion in the relation, while the 1 might have difficulties to completely give himself.