Motivation to exercise personal power (within an organization)

Inner drive to exercise influence and control over others in order to pursue personal goals and/or objectives, trying to concentrate power into one’s own hands. People who feel this type of drive tend to have a strong impact on decision-making, activities and processes, using the conditions of superiority (guidance, authority, command) at their disposal (due to hierarchical level, seniority, various resources, etc.); these people tend to bring competition onto a personal level (often turning it into conflict), looking for an opponent whose defeat will confirm the victory they are striving for. It differs from the drive for social power.

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