Know All Too Well

“I’m in charge.”
“I’m the boss.” 
“You report to me.” 

Even more than a mirror, power reveals who a person really is and whether they have a strong or weak sense of moral identity. Who we are when we are in charge speaks to our character. How we behave when given influence exposes our motivations.  

And it doesn’t matter how much power we get or for how long we have it. Just a little bit of power can go “straight to our heads.”  

The thought that we make the final decision and have the authority to render judgments to impact the life of another can be a troublesome one. From parking meter reader to politician, power can be a corrupting influence. 

Power promotes the objectification of others and increases the tendency to disparage and engage in harmful behavior toward others including bullying, autocracy, and manipulation,” Dr. Tobore Onojighofia Tobore wrote in an essay titled

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