Loneliness of power is a myth: Holding a lofty position ‘brings people happiness by making them feel more like their true selves’

The Daily Mail:

Far from being lonely at the top, people with power are happier than those without it, researchers have found.

Wielding power brings contentment and leads people to believe that they can be true to themselves. Researchers conducted experiments to find out if holding a position of authority enhanced well-being through an increased feeling of authenticity.

Yona Kifer, of Tel Aviv University in Israel, and colleagues predicted that because the powerful can ‘navigate their lives in congruence with their internal desires and inclinations’, they feel as if they are acting more authentically – more like ‘themselves’ – and are therefore more content.

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