The 5 is attracted by the self-confidence, the power, the strength, the resourcefulness, the honesty and the energy of the 8. The 8 is attracted by the depth, knowledge, ingenuity, loyalty, consistency, insight and sense of humor of the 5. The 8 appreciates very much to be able to count on the confidentiality of the 5 which understands these values. The 5 is inspired by the 8 to spend a little less time on his thoughts and act a little more when it is necessary. Both enjoy intense intellectual debate, are not very sentimental but have a soft side, and are engaged in search of the truth.
Neither is comfortable communicating emotional issues when relationship issues arise between them. The 8 can become confrontational, difficult and threatening. The 5 will defend himself to a certain point before isolating himself and confining himself. The 5 can be terrified by the anger of the 8 when he has trouble managing his compulsion. The 5 can see the 8 as being too intimidating, aggressive, invasive, impulsive, irrational, offensive and insensitive. The 8 can see the 5 as being too restrained, secretive, withdrawn, theoretical, boring and arrogant.