[Extracted from Energy Report: April 2010]
Power Mode is not about Action, but about Expression. Expression is the capacity to translate intangible patterns into something meaningful and recognizable, not only for yourself, but for those with whom you wish to relate. Power Mode, then, is the capacity to communicate in a way that conveys your Presence. It is the shift from invisible to visible. It is the shift from watching to exchanging. In short, it is Confidence.
In the Positive Pole, this Power/Presence would show up as Authority, which simply means Confidence, or that your presence conveys full self-responsibility. In the Negative Pole, this would show up as Oppression, which is when your presence imposes responsibility upon others, or at least conveys that someone else, or something else is responsible for you.
This why the Chief Negative Feature of Greed is on the same axis, because Greed compulsively compensates for lack, and when one is lacking Confidence, one will "take it" from those around him or her. When one feels invisible, one might steal focus for himself in unhealthy ways as a means to compensate.
When one is in the negative pole of Power Mode, it is most obvious by the way others relate to that person, either in fearful obligation, or in keeping a distance. When one is in the positive pole, it is most obvious by the way others eagerly and freely offer support, kindness, information, compassionate ear, insightful observations, etc. The key difference between the positive and negative poles being whether support is resentfully or enthusiastically provided.