[Excerpted from: OMW: Loving and Being Loved]
Before we go into the dynamics of the Personality and how Loving and Being Loved works within each Lifetime, we will point out the general themes for each Role and how that pursuit of Loving and Being Loved shows up over lifetimes.
Every Role has its blind spot to love, and when that blind spot finds light, that Role usually experiences a profound exposure to Love.
ARTISANS, more than any other Role, usually need to SEE that they are Loved as a means to bring light to their blind spot.
By this we mean that they are often quite affected by displays of Love, showcasing of Love, an aesthetic means of bringing it to their attention.
Artisans, despite their capacity to Create, have the most challenging time HAVING, and therefore, when Love is made tangible in some way that is beautiful to them, Love is let in.
ARTISANS - need to SEE Love - default to Alliance Love
SAGES - need to HEAR Love - default to Comprehensive Love
The needs here relate to Self-Destruction and Greed, which are about Having Too Much, and Not Having Enough.
It could be said, then, that the Artisan needs permission to WANT Love, while the Sage needs permission to NEED Love.
Demonstrating Love for the Artisan is acceptable to the Artisan because once it is in creation, and created for him or her, it is often okay then to Want it.
Telling the Sage that you Love her, and telling her often, is important to the Sage because it means that it is okay to Need that Love.
Artisans can tend to "take" love if it is not offered, creating manipulative strategies to secure it without looking like she wants it, and the Sage can often come off as "needy" and resort to quiet or demonstrative tantrums in her wish for more direct and honest expressions of Love.