THE SAGE is motivated by independence, cognitive fulfillment, and truth. This archetype has a foundational identity attachment to the belief that thinking is what defines the human experience. The Sage responds well to expert opinion but is inherently a pragmatic skeptic. Possessing a high need for autonomy, the sage values learning for its own sake because it allows for detachment from the masses and the capacity to remain objective.
Confucius. Homer. Deepak Chopra. Yoda (Star Wars). Morpheus (The Matrix). Harvard. Stanford. Walter Cronkite. Rumi. Booker T. Washington.
- Truth seeking
- Clarity of Thought
- Rational decision making
- Talent as a diligent researcher
- Fear of being perceived as ignorant
- Susceptibility to feeling disconnected from reality
- Lack of action