PERCEPTIONS OF POWER QUESTIONNAIRE (HTML Version): Copyright 1995 by Hilary M. Lips
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                         This questionnaire refers to the way in which you view power.
                         By power, we mean the capacity to have an influence, or an impact, on other people. In this sense, persons with power affect the lives of those around them and make decisions that have an impact at both the individual and social levels.

                         PART I
                         When we think of the future, sometimes we imagine the kind of person that we could become someday. In the following questions, imagine yourself in the future taking on different "roles." You may have already thought of some of these roles; others may be more difficult for you to visualize, and it may be that you have never considered some of these alternatives until now.
                          Think freely and use your imagination. Then, answer the following questions based on the images that occur to you.

          1. Imagine yourself in the future as a person with power.
              What or Who would you be?




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          2. Imagine what you would be like if you were the person you have imagined. What would you be like? What would you do? How would you look? How would you feel? How would you act? Think about these questions and write your reactions:




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          3. Is there a possibility that you will actually become the person with power you have imagined?

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Very Possible
Possible
Don't Know
Not Very Possible
Impossible

          4. Why?


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