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She throws him the noose and motions to him instructions about how to use it. He hesitantly

follows her instructions. He wraps it around the dragon's neck and then pulls hard. The dragon

dies and everyone rejoices.

At the celebration dinner the knight feels he didn't really do anything. Somehow, because he

used her noose and didn't use his sword, he doesn't quite feel worthy of the town's trust and

admiration. After the event he is slightly depressed and forgets to shine his armor.

A month later he goes on yet another trip. As he leaves with his sword, the princess reminds

him to be careful and tells him to take the noose. On his way home, he sees yet another dragon

attacking the castle. This time he rushes forward with his sword but hesitates, thinking maybe

he should use the noose. In that moment of hesitation, the dragon breathes fire and burns his

right arm. In confusion he looks up and sees his princess waving from the castle window.

"Use the poison," she yells. "The noose doesn't work."

She throws him the poison, which he pours into the dragon's mouth, and the dragon dies.

Everyone rejoices and celebrates, but the knight feels ashamed.

A month later, he goes on another trip. As he leaves with his sword, the princess reminds him

to be careful, and to bring the noose and the poison. He is annoyed by her suggestions but

brings them just in case.

This time on his journey he hears another woman in distress. As he rushes to her call, his

depression is lifted and he feels confident and alive. But as he draws his sword to slay the

dragon, he again hesitates. He wonders, "Should I use my sword, the noose, or the poison?

What would the princess say?"

For a moment he is confused. But then he remembers how he had felt before he knew the

princess, back in the days when he only carried a sword. With a burst of renewed confidence he

throws off the noose and poison and charges the dragon with his trusted sword. He slays the

dragon and the townspeople rejoice.

The knight in shining armor never returned to his princess. He stayed in this new village and

lived happily ever after. He eventually married, but only after making sure his new partner

knew nothing about nooses and poisons.

Remembering that within every man is a knight in shining armor is a powerful metaphor to

help you remember a man's primary needs. Although a man may appreciate caring and

assistance sometimes, too much of it will lessen his confidence or turn him off.


Without an awareness of what is important for the opposite sex, men and women don't realize

how much they may be hurting their partners. We can see that both men and women

unknowingly communicate in ways that are not only counterproductive but may even be a


Men and women get their feelings hurt most easily when they do not get the kind of primary

love they need. Women generally don't realize the ways they communicate that are

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