A submissive wants to be cultivated to their Doms liking. But they want to keep their identity and always have their limits respected. Merging the desires of the top and the needs of the bottom together is what forges a sub who feels at home in the dynamic.
A submissive craves adulation, but only when its well deserved and warranted. Anything less than that is just lip service and cheapens the words.
A submissive wants to serve. But not blindly or to just to anyone. Rather they want to be inspired to serve someone worth serving, not just with their body, but with their mind and most of all their heart.
If you can’t understand what a submissive needs you’ll never understand how to allow someone to flourish under your Dominance.