Above all else, I cherish My slave, in the knowledge that the gift I give him is the greatest gift of all. I am strict and take full advantage of the power given to me, but I also know to share the pleasure that comes from that precious gift. I am in control of myself first and foremost, so that I may control others. As a stern and demanding Mistress, I can cause my slave real tears! As a merciful Mistress, I will dry these tears away without stepping out of role! In times of trouble, a Mistress is a supportive partner and friend, never forgetting that this is a trust relationship between two caring individuals. I am quick to understand the difference between fantasy and reality. I will never ask my slave to put me before his career or family just to satisfy my own pleasure! To win my slaves' mind, body, and soul, I must first earn his trust. I will show my slave humor, kindness and warmth. I must always show my slave, that my guidance and tutoring is knowledgeable deserving of his attention, that this is a woman he can learn from and he can trust My decisions. When the time comes to teach my slave his lesson in obedience, I am a strong and unyielding professor. I will accept nothing less than perfection from my student! Never do I use a discipline without a good reason. When I do it’s always with a careful and knowledgeable hand. I am always open to communication and discussion, always ready to hear your wants and needs. I am patient, taking a time to learn your limits and knowing that as the trust for me grows, so will they. I never have to demand a ritual behavior. You respond to me as you want to please me. Compliance from wanting to please, not the fear of punishment! I understand the fragile nature of your mind, body, and soul and never violates that trust given to me. I am confident enough to laugh about absurdities of life. Open minded enough to learn new things. Strong enough to grow!