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  1. Let's deal with this difficult question. There are many articles on the topic of power on the Internet, but few explanations about the essence and nature of what power is.

    Everything will fall into place if you understand the fundamental point of the concept of the nature of any power. Power is nothing more than the superiority of one over the other(s).

    That is, it does not matter at what level you consider power. She (a frequent example) this is the attitude of the state towards its people. Or it is the attitude of parents to their children. Or a teacher and his students. These are all examples of power. Even such an example: A terrorist who took people hostage.

    To have power over someone, you need to have some kind of leverage. From the examples above, it can be understood that the tool for the superiority of state power is the credit of people's trust in its leader. The responsibility of parents to raise and bring up a child in a big life is also a tool. The life and professional experience of a teacher is a tool for his superiority over students. And finally, the weapon in the hands of a terrorist, and with it the fear of violence and murder, is a tool for controlling hostages in the last example.

    It follows from the above that power can manifest itself at any level between people. Starting with friends and family and ending with work, the state.

    Now it is important to understand what the function of power is. Why it exists and whether people need it. And then the first mistake is that everyone thinks that power is needed for control. But no. Control contradicts the nature of power and is the black side of its application.

    Why do we need power? The function of power to guide and direct. One is the master and the other is the slave. One has authority, knowledge, power, and wisdom… Anything. A certain superiority, having which a person leads another (or others) behind him. This begs the question, why do we need a presenter if we can go somewhere ourselves? But it is the community of interests that is important here. In the family, for example, the husband plays a leading role in matters of earnings and distribution of finances within the family, and the wife performs a managing function in the household. That is, the function of power (direction) in different spheres is not concentrated in one hand, but is distributed among the spouses. It is possible that spouses may change places in management positions.

    Most often, power is represented by a single person-a leader or a narrow group of people with common interests. But it happens that the bearer of power can be a huge mass of people who think and act in a single impulse (direction). However, you need to understand that the more people try to manage some similar processes, the harder it is to coordinate. Not control! Namely, coordination – that is, the distribution and delegation of authority.

    What would happen if the government didn't exist? Then there would be no centers that form a community of interests. Without power, it is impossible to unite people.

    Another question is what the person himself puts into the motives of a particular association. And here we are already talking about the consequences that the corresponding motivational mechanisms lead to.

    For example, a man liked a woman. He wants to be with her. The instrument of his power can be his charisma, intelligence, charm. And a woman will follow such a man. Or it is possible that a man will simply use brute physical force and forcibly take possession of a woman and control her through fear (abuser).

    As they correctly say, there are two types of people who strive for power. The first are those who need power for the sake of power, because power always gives preferences to people who are endowed with it. The latter use power to change the situation, because they consider themselves competent enough to lead people (another person). The first category is usually perverted people who are corrupted by the authorities. And the second category is crazy fanatics who are in love with their business or a particular person.

    Of course, there are people who do not want any power. They may have certain qualities and skills, but they don't use them to combine them. They use them as a current tool at a specific time. Such people are usually aware of the most important component of any power – this is a huge responsibility to those who have been tamed (whom you control and direct).

    Power is the bonding aspect of any association of people. That's why it's so important. But the power vector can be either positive or negative. So power is not evil. Power is the greatest challenge in any person's life. Because it is through power that you lead the other into the abyss or onto a pedestal. And people's assessments of a manager are the most significant, affecting his fate no less than he affects them.

  2. Well, people want to play director, politician, etc., why not, if they are so comfortable, OK) maybe a person has been yelled at since childhood, beaten, and now the only way is to assert yourself

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