POWERFUL MORE LIKELY TO TAKE RISKS
What is it with power and the sex, lies and arrogance?
Money is power, and highpowered people are more likely to take risks, according to infidelity expert Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. Those who have the most are often willing to risk the most.
“Power and risk are repetitive and addictive caused by and
contributing to fluctuations in mood-stimulating chemicals called neurotransmitters in our brains,” argues Weil, calling it a biochemical craving for connection.
“The more powerful men are, the more risks they take, and the more risks they take, the more powerful they feel,” says the New York therapist at doctorbonnie.
com. Short-term gains win over long-term consequences. “Getting away with it makes them feel 10-feet tall... the rush from the risk becomes all the reward they need.”
Weil says the logical part of the brain basically shuts down, leaving high potential for meting out mental or physical abuse, using manipulation with control
and power to inflict devastating emotional harm on others.
Thrill-seeking, stress-busting and self-medicating quick fixes may provide an endorphin high, she adds, but ultimately “the very thing that they need to make them feel powerful is the very thing that will torpedo their public and private life.”