A few studies that lead to an interesting, if predictable, conclusion. Narcissists tend to step up to be leaders. Leader Emergence: The Case of the Narcissistic Leader ? Pers Soc Psychol Bull Not only that, leaders tend to be narcissistic, even if they are not normally narcissistic. Study gives us a new perspective on the powerful This means that leaders, either through natural inclination, or because they have power, tend to think less about how others see things. It probably will not surprise anyone that better liars tend to get into positions of power. The really interesting thing is that power actually makes people better liars. People in power make better liars, study shows - Business - Careers - msnbc.com This means that liars get better as they get more power. Guess what else happens when you get power. Power breed hypocrisy ? powerful people judge others more harshly but cheat more themselves | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine You become more hypocritical. Anyone noticing a trend here? The more power a person has, the more they overestimate their capabilities. Why Powerful People Overestimate Themselves - TIME It seems that powerful people actually believe they can do things that normal people cannot accomplish. Did anyone ever believe Clinton when he felt their pain? If they did they were probably wrong. Association for Psychological Science It seems that the more power a person has, the less compassion he feels. What does all this mean? People in power are self centered, liars, hypocritical, over confidant, and uncaring. The more power they have, the more they become like this. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is why I do not trust politicians, especially if they want the job.