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    [Excerpted from a personal blog posted in January 2012]



    In terms of Dominance, again, this is an Overleaf that will show up quite differently among Soul Ages and Roles. Dominance is an Action Goal, and if valid, would have the fragment constantly in positions that pull her into the world and into situations that give the opportunity for Leadership or Dictatorship.


    As the Older Soul has moved more into the realm of personal healing and development, bumping up against all of the challenges within the self, and away from the realm of bumping up against the challenges that the world brings with it, then this becomes more of an "inner" Goal than one that plays out externally. That is not to say that it does not show up externally, because it does, but more often in terms of example than as literal.


    Both Submission and Dominance are about learning where and how one is most effective and needed in the world. Submission tends toward this being a more personal, private exploration and limited to the self, whereas Dominance tends to move that personal exploration into exemplary status, either as a literal "leader," or for the Older Soul, as a constant self-consciousness that one is setting an example.


    The Exalted Overleaves will always include the processes of the Ordinal Overleaves, so while Dominance will act similarly to Submission in its effort to create or discover where the self is most effective and needed, it will then take this further into how this affects beyond the self. In the case of Dominance, this would then mean helping others to align to their own sense of being most-effective and needed, either through Leadership (example) or through Dictatorship (guilting, shaming, or being oblivious or in denial of having any impact.)


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