Power from internal to external

Psychological Perspectives

Power is often experienced in relation to other people, as when a person expresses power over someone else. However, power is also closely associated with control. An example occurs when one spouse controls another spouse's decisions. Although power is often experienced externally, it originates in our psychologies. Our shadows (dark side of the personality) and our egos (identities, values and beliefs) are responsible for expressing external power.

Associated with power is a sense of domination. Clearly, a controlling person dominates over the other person being controlled. When this happens,...


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