7 is attracted to 8’s intensity, energy passion, autonomy, honour and leadership. 8 is attracted to 7’s optimism, lightness, joie de vivre and serenity. Both are sensual, direct, full of energy, have a strong attachment to freedom and are open to new experiences. Both are independent, confident and have non-conventional minds that sometimes like to go over the limit.
They can both be too excessive in their way of living, selfish, insulting and headstrong. 8 needs a loyal partner who he can trust. 7 can struggle to put up with 8’s authority. 7 may see 8 as being too dominating, authoritative, aggressive, impatient, insensitive and conflicting. 8 can see 7 as being too neglectful of the relationship, not very trustworthy, and running away from problems.