Emotionality

A fourth power attribute that informal leaders possess is emotionality. Emotionality is the ability to utilize emotions to move others. Many cultures teach that displaying emotions should be controlled, while others do not. This is probably due to the fact that emotions are powerful in their influence over ourselves and others. In fact, science has shown that emotions can be contagious. People who are emotional can draw out both positive and negative emotions in others. Angry leaders can motivate people to attack or challenge someone/something. Fearful leaders can motivate people to flee when encountering something or someone. Happy leaders can draw people toward them/others in a positive way.

Emotions can also bias our thinking. ...

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