It is a powerful and very complementary relationship with deep mutual admiration. The 2 is attracted by the self-confidence, authority, determination, honesty, intensity and passion of the 8. The 8 is attracted by the positive energy, the seduction, the kindness, the goodness, the purity and the passion of the 2. The 2 manages to identify 8's needs, and seduces him with his affection and his interpersonal skills to approach him. The 2 is more connected to his emotional world, but the 8 can be surprisingly tender and sentimental when he is in comfort. Both are responsible, loyal, action-oriented, enthusiastic, hard-working, generous with great hearts, and protective, with strong wills. Both can be at the center of their partner's life and are able to embody the most faithful and trustworthy beings of each other.
8s can be sociable but do not attach themselves to others and their needs as easily as 2s. The 2 can sometimes see the 8 as being too confrontational, excessive, insensitive to the feelings of others, domineering and unable to show any vulnerability. The 8 can sometimes see the 2 as being manipulative, too emotional, indirect, intrusive and too much in search of attention. Over time, 8 may feel that the 2 is sometimes trying to manipulate him emotionally to control him indirectly, which can make him become extremely angry and confrontational.