Power

Individuals doing Power develop a sense of authority and naturally like to take control and make things happen in a particular way. Power Mode accentuates structured responses based on a demonstrated capacity to be resourceful and committed to a pre-set outcome. They can easily be identified by the assumption that they are the ones who should determine what happens next. While Caution Mode holds back, Power Mode takes charge pre-emptively. Individuals doing Power want the agreement of others about how things will be accomplished but are unwilling to compromise themselves in order to attain this goal. Instead of actively listening to others, they use their apparent or inherent authority to propose exactly how they believe it should work.

The benefit of this approach is that their natural decisiveness can create positive responses from sub-ordinates, especially if they do not know what to do themselves. The downside of this mode is that it undermines consensual or egalitarian efforts to work together to determine what to do. Power focuses everybody into prescribed ways of operating around the person in the Mode of Power. This is because they overtly or covertly want to be the center of attention. They are unwilling to compromise themselves or their objectives to make others feel comfortable or safe. This creates fear and distance when others have an aversion to authorities dictating how things should be done. They have a natural command of the information and activities to such a degree that they do not have to prove themselves knowledgeable. They learn to trust their natural direction and just go that way. Their ability to be certain about what is needed is impressed on others in such a way that they feel good about responding. Power leads to some of the most developed boundaries because their own organizational framework is so tightly defined.

This means that a Power Mode individual is extremely effective in hierarchal command and control organizations. It also means that this Mode is problematic in situations that are not well defined and require the participation of others in non-structured creative frameworks. Power Mode individuals are usually not adaptive or willing to compromise themselves unless they see a much larger benefit to doing so. Power mode people accentuate both control pretenses and authority body types. They also accentuate the sense of power and make Warriors and Kings more grounded when they are in dominance. They are typically a lightning rod for those individuals who operate in different Modes. If others do not agree with them, those doing Power feel stymied and usually do not know how to respond quickly to changes, but they do not seek to make others wrong and are willing to be soft-spoken. They typically attempt to manifest exalted goals in their life work or career. Approximately 10% of the world’s population does Power Mode as a primary means of expression, so 18-22% do Power as part of their natural way of engaging others.

Power imprinted individuals are typically scared to be in their power fully because of what others may think about them. Usually this is because they grew up in a household where power was done to them, not with them. They seek to be powerful without dictating to others how it should be because they do not wish to be identified with the way in which their parents did Power mode. Unfortunately, when they are scared, they overreact which results in them acting domineering and oppressive without them realizing it. They can also be identified by their belief that there is an appropriate time and place for power, that “ I have to make sure that others are ready for it before doing it”. This means that they second guess where power should show and where it should not, instead of believing that power is just a natural state of being. With Power imprinting, there is more of a focus on outer power at the cost of true inner creative power. In this situation, people do not experience their power as an individual, but rather the fixation on what they are trying to accomplish. Imprinted Power individuals are pushy and bully others into others doing what they want out of the fear that something important will not occur.

They project a need to take action, without realizing that the way they are doing it places uncomfortable demands on others to respond. Power-imprinted individuals do not fully grasp a situation and end up constantly having to prove they know more than others. They do not seek the agreement of others and will only make changes in their ideas when it has been proven that it is an efficient way to get something done. They are critical and try to prove all others wrong, arising from the fear that others will take their power away from them. When naturally in and also imprinted with a Mode of Power, people focus on outer appearance and end up discounting their inner creative power, producing a lack of trust in others about their power to implement. The mixed message  of needing to be powerful yet doubting their own power, usually creates resistance in others to follow their demands. Others can often sense their fear and confusion. Those with imprinted Power Mode on top of natural Power Mode are not able to conform to others at all, nor do they want to. The challenge is to identify when they are internally congruent with a direction or course of action and when they are not.

Primary Focus—Learning to use power appropriately, to support individuals in exalted lifetimes manifest their objectives.
Responsive characteristics— Authorities, know what they are talking about, have a powerful presence, self-confident, in control.
Reactive characteristics— Oppressive, domineering, evoking fear in others, taking or asserting power without consent, pushy, bullying.
Number of individuals primarily using this mode: 10%.
Examples: Madonna, Raquel Welch, Frank Sinatra, Rosie O’Donnell, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Hutton, Linda Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Anthony Hopkins

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