This Trait is part of the Strength of Leadership, For 'Good' or 'Bad' the Design of Leadership, linking Identity (Trait 7) to Communication in the Throat Center (Trait 31). Trait 7 is part of the Collective Understanding (Logic) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.
The Trait 7 is oriented toward the future, with an ability to see when society's present direction needs correcting to get there. This is logic's gate of direction, part of the Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx. The substance of its contribution to the Collective is expressed through designated leadership roles, which are the: Authoritarian, Democrat, Anarchist, Abdicator, General, and Administrator. These roles are genetic and mechanical, and have tremendous conditioning power within the Collective. Through our role, and with our understanding of humanity's future direction, we persuade others to follow our leadership, thereby influencing people in positions of influence themselves, especially those with Trait 31.
Those who carry this trait may evaluate or modify the existing pattern or questionable direction, or be the catalyst for creating a new direction. This position of influence is described as the power behind the throne. In other words, without Trait 31 we can be a public leader but not necessarily the public figurehead who directly influences the Collective.
Quality 1 - Authoritarian
The iron hand both enlightened and despotic.
Elevation: Venus exalted, as in the basic values and rules imposed on a child. The capacity of the Self to guide with authority.
Challenge: The distorted intellect that believes only it knows best. The capacity of the Self to insist that its authority is best.