The 7 is attracted by the intensity, energy, passion, autonomy, honor and leadership of the 8. The 8 is attracted by the optimism, the lightness, the joy of life and the playfulness of the 7. Both are sensual, direct, full of energy, have a strong attachment to freedom and can be open to new experiences. Both are independent, confident, and have unconventional minds that sometimes like to go beyond boundaries.
Both can be too excessive in their lifestyle, egocentric, insulting, and stubborn. The 8 needs a faithful partner whom he can trust. The 7 can have a lot of trouble to accept the authority of the 8. The 7 can see the 8 as being too dominant, authoritarian, aggressive, impatient, insensitive and confrontational. The 8 can see the 7 as being too careless of the relationship, unreliable, and too evasive of problems.