“When a feeling of power is induced in people, they are less likely to take others’ viewpoint and more likely to center their thinking on themselves. The result is a reduced ability to comprehend how others see, think, and feel. Power, among other things, induces blindness toward others”
—Robert Trivers, The Folly of Fools
Obama? Politicians? Batman? It applies to all who possess power. Agreed.
S. Thomas Summers
Author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War
Big typo in your header “emapthy” should be “empathy”.