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What is the purpose of life? To Sages, it is a never-ending journey
of self-discovery, a chasm for infinite thoughts and emotions. They
believe that the world, with its countless mysteries will reveal to
everyone who they are, if only they'd ponder on what lies beyond it.
Sages want to unlock the secret of life, but more importantly,
to decipher the whispers of their soul.

If you don't deal with your shadows,
you are condemned to repeat the
same mistake over and over as
a human being or as a society.

Denis Villeneuve

Sages don't meditate religiously on top of secluded mountains; they walk among us. Although their presence is rarely felt, their wisdom often imparts valuable lessons to those around them. Their minds are never idle, even when they are completely alone. In their moments of stillness, whirlwinds of thoughts continue to brew, for Sages search endlessly for their place in this infinitely vast universe.

Inherent Nature Of The Sage

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. For centuries, a great deal of scholars have tried to solve intellectual problems related to math and science. However, the biggest questions lie not in academics, but within ourselves; for significance is found only when one gazes inwards. Sages understand this, and hence, they strive to explore the depth of their own being, seeking to grasp the complex universe inside them, even if it takes an eternity.

There is a beacon in each and every one of us. Sages let theirs shine unapologetically, as the world can only be brightly illuminated when everyone embraces their inner light. In other words, Sages will never betray their beliefs for anything, even if it means losing everything. Their incorruptible souls stand as a monument of hope, serving as a constant reminder that one must never falter in the face of adversity.

It is a pretty loud world out there, and Sages are often drowned out by all the noise. Preferring to keep to themselves, Sages may look like they have nothing worthwhile to say. But if you look closely, you will quickly realize that their silence isn't empty; it is full of answers. Hang out with Sages long enough and you are sure to gain a few insights while they slowly unravel life's greatest mysteries.

Don't let anyone dim your light,
just because it's shining in their eyes.

As the Sage's likes are shaped by their instincts, so are their aversions. The true measure of greatness lies in the values one upholds. In light of this, Sages cannot fathom why people would sacrifice their values under any circumstance. Even compromising for the sake of utility is but a shallow and misguided pursuit. Commitment to one's moral fortitude takes remarkable strength of character, and people who fail to wrap their minds around this are simply beneath contempt.

In addition, each soul that graces the Earth has a unique journey to undertake; a path forged by the stars and etched into the very fabric of existence. Sages detest those who impose their will upon the paths of others, for it denies the divine spark that burns within each of us. After all, stars in the sky only shine brightest when they are allowed to do so. Nonetheless, although it is natural for Sages to dislike such people, they should learn to be more understanding of others.

Now, with all that said, do note that these traits don’t make you better or worse than others. While some may feel disappointed with their given personality type, it is important to recognize that each type is unique in its own way. Only by understanding who we are, can we leverage our hidden talents—allowing us to unlock our fullest potential.

Sometimes, you have to stop
trying to force it. Walk away and let
your subconscious show you the way.

J.K. Rowling

When it comes to Sages, they have a strong sense of direction in life. In contrast, most people are sleepwalking, not truly aware of where they are heading. These people wander without a purpose, going through the motions of life aimlessly. Sages refuse to follow that fate. They yearn to shape their own destiny, mapping out the paths that will bring them closest to lasting fulfillment. And with their inner voice guiding them onward, Sages will never lose their way.

While it may seem that the motivations behind the behavior of Sages are complex, a closer look reveals that they are not as complicated as they seem to be. Each of us possess innate desires that guide our actions and define our personalities. And that is what we will be exploring in the next section, our core motivations, to gain a deeper perspective and understanding of our inner drives.

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In summary, the Sage archetype is a multifaceted individual with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. By exploring the Sage's personality, we have gained a deeper understanding of how they perceive and approach the world around them.

As we move on to the next section, we will discover more about
Sages, such as their core motivation, personality traits, and
unique paths for personal growth. By delving deeper into the
Sage archetype, we can gain valuable insights on the
dynamics of their personality, unlocking crucial knowledge
for Sages to become better versions of themselves.

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Core Motivation [Sage]