The SycophantARCHETYPES

The Sycophant

Air, Waning Gibbous (3)

Keywords:

Weakness, desperation, conniving schemes, false praise, seeking powerful alliance to earn protection

Reversed Meaning:

Genuine admiration and respect, surprising allies

Basic Interpretation:

Sniveling and wheedling, the Sycophant courts the trappings of wealth and power by allying himself with those more powerful. His spineless and self-effacing ways make others feel better about themselves, but ultimately are false.

Objects:

a dagger, Costume Jewelry, Fool's Gold, a mirror

Plot Suggestions:

Must schmooze and play politics to achieve a goal; an unwise decision goes unchallenged; "common knowledge" turns out to be false.

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