Summary of “Why Power Brings Out Your True Self”

Research in cognitive science reveals the former First Lady is right: Power exposes your true character.
Self-Actualization: Power can release your inhibitions and set your true nature free.
In a 2008 experiment, undergraduates were asked either to recall a time they had power over someone or to recall a time someone had power over them.1 Then they were asked to draw an alien creature.
Kraus, M., Chen, S., & Keltner, D. The power to be me: Power elevates self-concept consistency and authenticity.
Williams, M. Serving the self from the seat of power.
Wisse, B. & Sleebos, E. When the dark ones gain power: Perceived position power strengthens the effect of supervisor Machiavellianism on abusive supervision in work teams.
DeCelles, K., DeRue, D., Margolis, J., & Ceranic, T. Does power corrupt or enable? When and why power facilitates self-interested behavior.
Williams, M.J., Gruenfeld, D.H., & Guillory, L.E. Sexual aggression when power is new: Effects of acute high power on chronically low-power individuals.

The orginal article.