All Possible Power Program Quiz Rankings

  1. These are apparently people who have many Jesus-like characteristics, in particular with no recognizable concern for power or status. You insult them and they turn the other cheek. "We are all god's children after all," they might say. "We all have flaws." They are unconcerned with wealth or possessions and are generally kind and considerate. They can be hard workers and have aspirations, but appear unconcerned with promotion, or achieving a higher rank. If it comes, they are embarrassed to acknowledge it and may fear it. They would gladly give away everything they owned, it seems, if they thought the cause was a noble one. They are humble, modest, and polite in their dealings with others. There is something in their brain chemistry that obviates or significantly dampens such normal emotions and drives as jealousy, envy, hatred and vengeance. It would appear, unfortunately, that the design of the power/status system allows only for a relative handful of people like these on the planet. Were there only more of them.

  2. These are people who appear almost as saintly as those on level one, but do, apparently, feel some stirring of power and status. They will feel mildly upset if insulted, although probably not significantly vengeful. They may have strong aspirations, but are not mentally punished after defeats. They are not overly sensitive to the expectancies of power and rank. If they win, fine. If they lose, fine. They are usually submissive to authority at work or in the home and even when this authority is stifling, they won't complain, or if they do, it is not strident. They are not contrarian. Whether happy or not, they are probably accepting of their station in life.

  3. These people can be hard workers and diligent in other ways; they want to succeed in the tasks they do, they may have high aspirations for a more ennobling or rewarding life, but are not seemingly anxious to rise to any position where they need to supervise others, particularly in the workplace. The thought of being in authority appears to make them uncomfortable. They are content to defer to leaders at work and stronger family members and stay out of the limelight. Nonetheless, they can feel mild jealousy and envy if someone on their block has a better car or a neighbor or co-worker was promoted. They can be accepting of other ethnic groups. They are the worker bees of society and content with that role.

  4. These people are apparently not preoccupied with gaining power, but accept it if comes their way. At home or in the office they are content with being in a subordinate role, if that's the way it is. As supervisors they would tend to promote harmony and readily accept input from colleagues and subordinates. If challenged in the workplace or home, they will feel anger, resentment, and vengeance, but the feelings won't be as long lasting as they might be at the higher levels. They will feel jealousy and envy when those in their social circle gain in status, but again the feelings aren't lasting as they more quickly adapt to reality.

  5. These people are where most of us are at, the more balanced of us. They may be ambitious and have strong aspirations to be successful in their endeavors in order to satisfy their expectancies as well as provide better for their families, but they are not abusive in the process. They won't walk over family, friends, and co-workers to get ahead or achieve their goals. They might be disappointed in achieving less than a high leadership rank, but they accept it and get on with their lives. As supervisors they would tend to promote harmony. They are prone to normal levels of jealousy and envy when others they know gain status over them in terms of career promotions or having a better car or backyard deck. Some at this level may look down on others, measuring their status against them, but it is usually not overt. Among the fives (perhaps also the fours and even the threes) would be those humans we consider the salt of the earth. These are the Washingtons and Lincolns and the characters frequently played in the classical western motion pictures, as previously described, who take the mantle of leadership and handle it gracefully when it comes their way, but then reject enduring dominance and authority when offered to them, preferring to ride off in the sunset.

  6. These people presumably like the feeling of power and will work hard to gain it, even though the quest doesn't entirely consume them. They would like to be at the top, want to lead, and are extremely disappointed when they don't succeed. They may accept failure, but only grudgingly. It rankles as punishing feelings such as anger, hostility, and resentment linger. As supervisors they may have their moments when they intimidate and abuse, but it isn't something they crave to do. Their aggressive and intimidating moments emerge in the heat of battle, as they pursue perfection or authority or to win a competition or a challenge and wonder in calmer moments, why they lost it and may feel guilt and remorse.

  7. These people strive even harder to gain power and status. As supervisors they can be intimidating, abusive, and bullying if they think the behavior will serve their purposes. They will feel only small levels of guilt or remorse in the midst or aftermath of such behavior, but not enough to keep them from repeating it. They enjoy the feeling of being in a dominant position, it gives them a high. They would be extremely jealous and envious of peers who gain status over them. They will do practically anything to match or better them. When faced with a challenge or in a competition, they can be excessively aggressive. They may be prime candidates for some form of bigotry. They may need others to look down upon. In situations where they find themselves being perceived as lower in rank, they will feel annoyed, resentful, and humiliated.

  8. These people are apparently consumed absolutely with moving upward in their families, careers, and avocations. They need to dominate. They feel a pathological high from the fight and challenge of moving upward as much as being there. They are arrogant, rude, selfish, and egoistic. As supervisors, they can be naturally intimidating and abusive, feeling no guilt or remorse, from the experiences, but on the contrary, savoring a mild high. They can be cunning and manipulative against their own peers and supervisors as they try to maneuver themselves upward. They can become insanely jealous, envious, and vengeful if other peers in their circle gain status over them. If someone on the block gets a better car, they will be out shopping for an even better one that same week if they can afford it, and even when they can't afford it. On the social side, they probably believe they are better than others, even though they may be found on a Sunday morning feeding the poor at a shelter. The experience makes them look humble, but in fact gives them a rewarding feeling of status. They can be messianic in their beliefs and attitudes. They know it all, you don't. As a sailboat captain on a small lake, they would be Napoleonic. In competition, winning is not the only thing, it is everything. Do they have rational aspirations? Perhaps so, but they are apparently overwhelmed by their need to dominate. Nothing that goes wrong is their fault.

  9. These people are everything the eights are, but are also willing to do anything they deem necessary to claw their way to the top in whatever their endeavors. They are willing to sacrifice family, friends, peers, subordinates, whatever it takes to succeed at whatever enterprise or competition in which they are momentarily engaged. They will plagiarize and cheat, if they think they can get away with it, without compunction. As supervisors at work, they are absolutely dominant. They are beyond arrogant and egoistic. Being intimidating, rude, and abusive makes their day, it gives them highs that emanate from their flawed reward or pleasure systems. Their authority or knowledge can't be questioned. At work, they are trusting of only an inner circle that has proved loyal over the years. If they are thwarted in their rise to power at work, they will become bullies to those they are successful in subjugating, even wives and children. On the social side, they know they are better than anyone else, and in particular members of any other social group. Outside of work they are comfortable only with friends who have reached their station in life and belong to or patronize their elitist clubs or watering holes. They can feel intense bigotry. They are paranoid about potential threats to their position and will take unreasoned actions against others they perceive as being out to get them. They may relish formality and disdain informality. They are frequently unable to tolerate being addressed by their first names by people they perceive as beneath them. They will meet challenges and competition with the equivalent of panzer tanks, if that's what it takes. These people, in other words, are not a lot of fun.

  10. These people have all the characteristics of a level nine, but they are more intense. In psychiatric measurement, they may be described as "severe" extreme power freaks, and in their case it's not redundant. They include the Adolph Hitlers, Pot Pols, Joseph Stalins, and Slabodan Milosevics of the world. Dominating and subjugating others makes their day. They are definitely psychopathic and would kill without compunction if they thought they could get away with it. In the case of the Hitlers, Pot Pols, et al, they were in a position of authorizing murder and did so. The level ten in the workplace is refrained from killing by the threat of punishment, the most common form of controlling psychopaths throughout history. Their brain structures are incapable of creating the chemicals that develop feelings of guilt and remorse. Thus, they can be merciless in eliminating whoever or whatever gets in their way. As psychopathic alphas, there is probably a messianic aura that surrounds them, frightening many others, while at the same time attracting them and molding them to their wills. They think they know everything, there is nothing you can teach them. They will defend their turf to the death, if necessary, and believe that they are better than anyone in the world. They look down on everyone. Stay out of their way.

(NOTE: More than 200,000 persons have taken this quiz. Responses for 50,000 were monitored for a period of time, only involving the the numbered answers computed. No confidentiality was violated. A table of the results was published in Battling the Inner Dummy on page 109.)

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