Thursday, May 7, 2009

Power and compassion

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." --Abraham Lincoln
It's fun when new studies corroborate old wisdom:

Does Power Mitigate Compassion?
The results, reported in the December issue of Psychological Science, reveal that individuals with a higher sense of power experienced less compassion and distress when confronted with another’s suffering, compared to low-power individuals.

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