1. Mental toughness
3. Present-moment awareness
4. Philosophical hunger
The Hermit stage comes across as self-centered, but is not about self-aggrandizement and perfection, it is actually largely about duty to truth, and therefore uplifting others.
The Hermit stage and Warrior Path is about self-mastery, but in the way that the heart, mind, and body is a tool to be mastered, not worshipped. The warrior sees himself as a tool and a weapon that should be perfected in order to help the innocent and voiceless.