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    Did any of you experience it in childhood? Do any of you experience it, in the current day? If so, can you describe what it was/is like?

    I know that the soul child of 9 is 3, and I'm wondering if it manifests in this trait in any way.
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    Not really in childhood, no. I wanted to be included is all. Which I rarely was. I always felt outside everything. Then I finally made a good friend in 7th grade, Sabrina, and that helped.

    Now it isn't so much that I hunger for power, as that I realize I am powerful.
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    I used to be more power hungry as a kid which I find funny because I find I get power easier now that I'm older.

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    The power to be left alone is the best kind of power. Power over other people is a drag and a bother. It's one of the things I've liked least about parenting: you can't just live and let live with a three year old if you want them to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgooglian View Post
    I used to be more power hungry as a kid which I find funny because I find I get power easier now that I'm older.
    Can you describe your power hunger as a kid? How did it manifest? What was it like? How did it drive you to act..or did it? Etc.
    Thinking must serve the thinker.

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    When I was a kid, I wanted to be in charge of everything my friends and I did, so once in a while, I would end up telling them what we should do. I also had one group of friends where we'd always end up doing what I wanted to do. As I've gotten older, I've learned to ask people more about what they want.

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    I never wanted to be in charge, so much as recognized and acknowledged. I get that feeling every now and then and it's nice...though I always feel awkward or embarrassed by the attention
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
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    Power, no, more so control.

    Control is a big thing for me, I must keep it especially in regards to myself, I will not rely on others for anything without fighting against it. It can be a form of power, but it's not about asserting myself over others.

    Power is more something that I'm resistant to anyone else having over me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Power, no, more so control.
    What's the difference between power and control?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybe View Post
    What's the difference between power and control?
    I mean it in respect to self v others, for me I need to control my emotional state and vulnerability to be able to keep them in check, but I don't want power over others.

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