The essence of being a Master doesn't mean having an insatiable need to control and give orders ALL of the time, it's something much more than that... it means being able to give, as well as take. A Master needs to be there for a slave, be patient and understanding, care for them and treat them with respect. He needs to be someone a slave can lean on and turn to for support and guidance, regardless of problem or issue. A Master must be someone a slave is completely at ease with and can put their absolute trust in. Ultimately a Master, is a slave's closest friend.