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  •  Some of them seem to have power and control (10+ / 0-)

    issues, in my experience. They like the feeling of having patients dependent on and vulnerable to them. It's kind of scary.

    •  You will find these sorts in many fields where it (4+ / 0-)

      is possible to hold hidden power or make credible but 'professional' threats.

      The profession of clergy seems to attract some of these sorts. Weeding these folks out of the clergy can be hard because if they are successful for a decade or two then they will have managed to establish social power and have a fairly secure foothold in their organization, and may have devastating power to retaliate against perceived threats by using the alliances they build up across many professions.

      Teachers, nurses, lawyers, private investigator and security, and other roles where authority is a key feature attracts those who enjoy using power.  

      A college friend became a naval officer, then clergy and finally a psychologist because he was attracted to the drama of making people take his insights as ground shaking personal revelations and making people 'change' or adopt the behavior he prescribes. He has a high level ability to 'cold read' people and a high IQ. If one calls him on it, he'll turn that around as YOU having the need to control others, especially if they are a 'professional' target...sigh. It's like talking to a dragon or sphinx. He will dramatically 'act' until one submits or goes away and leaves his personal stage.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Tue May 27, 2014 at 12:17:11 PM PDT

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