Description of Challenge
People with a lot of power, selfconfidence and selfbelief, which may be derived from
circumstances of birth, upbringing, surviving challenges or other circumstances, often
have little idea of how this influences their communication and the assumptions they
make about how others are communicating and how they should communicate! Those
with less power and selfesteem suffer from this and may think themselves stupid or
crazy. This, in turn, will have enormous impact on the group.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't
Amy and Arny Mindell, in Process Work, have outlined 4 types of rank and power
(social, psychological, contextual and spiritual) and the signals that flow from those
who have ‘high rank’ and ‘low rank’ in different situations. This is married with an
understanding that rank is fluid, situational and by no means fixed. Developing rank
awareness then becomes a lifelong, almost spiritual practice, leading to the
development of mature, integrated and competent individuals and groups.
Submitted by Robin and Kosha