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Feeling Strong: How Power Issues Affect Our Ability to Direct Our Own Lives

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In Feeling Strong, noted psychoanalyst Ethel S. Person redefines the notion of power. The stigma of evil we associate with the subject of power comes from this one conception of power -- the drive for dominance over other people, or, in its most extreme form, an overriding and often ruthless lust for total command. But this is far too limited a definition.

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Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by Harper Paperbacks (first published October 1st 2003)
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Jul 31, 2008 Gloria rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in authentic lifestyles
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THis is an intellectual, almost textbook explanation of the sources of our personal power and why we have or or fail to have it. I actually got a lot of insight from it and liked its focus on authentic power. I did find myself skipping or lightly reading some parts, however.
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What were your key learnings from this book? 1 1 Sep 22, 2015 06:40AM  
Ethel Person, a Columbia University psychiatrist, did pioneering research on sexuality, visiting sex shops and drag dance clubs to help herself understand what motivates transsexuals and transvestites, and conducting broad-based clinical studies on the role of sexual fantasy in people’s lives.

Dr. Person wrote frequently on love and sexuality for general-interest publications and was the author of
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