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Not lonely at the top. (2015)

“The psychological benefits of power (may) substitute for the human need to belong to social groups

Adam Waytz, Eileen Chou, Joe Magee, Adam Galinsky
The New York Times, 24 July 2015

“Folk wisdom tells us it’s lonely at the top.

“Yet behavioral science research has demonstrated that power confers psychological resources on its holders that might help stave off the loneliness that can accompany isolation.

“In recent years, studies have found that power enhances power-holders’ beliefs that they control their own fates, buffers them from stress and creates the perception that others’ are consistently “in their corner.”

“So is it lonely at the top or not?”

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