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N-Pow (Need for Power) is a term introduced by David McClelland into the field of psychology, referring to an individual's need to be in charge. There are two kinds of power, social and personal. An example of personal power is what drives most corporate leaders to seek those commands. On the other hand, most people would agree that Nelson Mandela likely commands social power. People with these needs are most satisfied by seeing their environment move to a certain direction due to their involvements.

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