It’s not the herb; it’s the archetype in writing and maybe in life, although they don’t seem all that common in the real world. Super common in the tarot and astrology and numerology emails Carrie gets.
So, what’s a sage? It’s a smarty pants. But it’s also a bit more.
According to the individualogist.com,
“Unlike other archetypes, the Sage archetype's education doesn't cease after graduation. They're constantly applying themselves and enriching themselves throughout their entire lives.
“What drives the Sage archetype is their goal of knowing the truth behind everything. For that reason, majority of the conversations that they have revolve around their questions. This can be disadvantageous for them as they'll take any form of misinformation as a form of deception. With that being said, they take lies very personally and feel emotionally affected when they discover that what they learned or believed in turns out to be wrong.”individualogist.com
According to a page on Masterclass, the sage is:
“A wise figure with knowledge for those who inquire. The mother figure or mentor is often based on this archetype.”Masterclass
They are smart, curious; they learn their whole life, use their intuition and are sort of addicted to information.
Weakness: These people think they know more than the rest of us and they often do and that makes them stubborn in their ideas and a little condescending sometimes.
Their challenges? According to the individualogist again,
“The Sage archetype needs to confront their fear and hatred for ignorance. It's important for this archetype to realize that not everyone is able to learn at the pace and with the passion that they possess…. The Sage archetype needs to exercise humility and alter their perceptions of people in general.”
They are bit slow to act.
The Masterclass site gives examples as: “Athena (The Odyssey), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars), Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs), The Oracle (The Matrix).”
Do you have a Hannibal in your life?
Use the familiarity of archetypes or subvert them to draw your reader into your story.
Don’t be a condescending bastard.
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