How does this power of entitlement effect them in government?
This sense of entitlement is crucial to understanding why people misbehave in high office … The sense which some powerful people seem to have, that different rules apply to them, its is not just a convenient smokescreen. They genuinely believe it.”
People with power tend to behave like patients who have damaged their brain’s orbitofrontal lobes, a condition that seems to cause overly impulsive and insensitive behaviour.
Thus the experience of power might be thought of as having someone open up your skull and take out that part of your brain critical to empathy and socially appropriate behaviour.”
I think this explanation of the power of entitlement describes the present government to a tee, impulsive behaviour and a total lack of empathy.