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    Default im not sure what is it about people who want power, like control that just makes me

    experience nausea. do you guys ever feel the same kind of reaction from these people? how do you normally deal with them?

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    I dont think ive ever experienced any nausea. But power...that's an interesting word.

    I suppose I spend too much time looking at the laughable fragility of our power structures, to ever consider a serious notion of willfully going after them.
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    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    experience nausea. do you guys ever feel the same kind of reaction from these people? how do you normally deal with them?
    They're usually enneagram 8w7's and 6w5's. I don't mind them, as long as they don't try to step on my toes, if you get my drift.

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    Power and control, when used with virtue, can indeed be a blessing for us all, because with such might, we can make the world a better place, shaping it in accordance with our visions, the designs of our dreams. We could harness the full potential of all elements, transcend the limits of this plane, and unlock forever powers unlimited and unprecedented, unleashed upon a world in need of extreme transformation. Truly no effort could be better spend than on such a task as momentous as this undertaking.

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    I liked the original version of this thread better


    I am at an impasse with power. I envy those who wield it proper.

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    Not sure what OP means. Power in itself isn't a negative. People who want it dont bother me. People who are inept when given it bother me. So I guess I can't relate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    Not sure what OP means. Power in itself isn't a negative. People who want it dont bother me. People who are inept when given it bother me. So I guess I can't relate.
    power for the sake of it.

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    but... but... power is FUN!
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    i think it's fine. i just detest people who exert their power over others at others' expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    i think it's fine. i just detest people who exert their power over others at others' expense.
    Pretty much this. I don't like people whose idea of a healthy relationship is one where they are constantly able to manipulate and control the other person. THAT makes me kind of sick.

    That said, I'm probably more the type who wants to be controlled than who wants to control. If anything. Well, not exactly, but I think people who are a little bit controlling and who have the authority and know what they're doing actually make me feel safe, to a certain extent. It's a VERY fine line though.
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