Experts say there are between 6-10 million people in cults worldwide. And not all are easy to identify!
If you only have time to watch one video about cults, watch this one! and be careful "the cult awareness center" is actually a front for the cult Scientology to recruit.
According to Dr Janja Lalich, professor of sociology, and a world leading expert on cults, a cult contains these 3 characteristics,
charismatic leader who is authoritarian, and seen as a god like figure with narcissistic character traits. (see criteria below)
some form of indoctrination program using thought reform and mind control.
exploitation sexually, financially, physically, and mentally, requiring you to put the cult's needs before your own.
Common signs of a cult!
Alluring and greedy leader.
Control through fear.
Limited outside resources.
Mental, physical and sexual abuse!
Master manipulation and thought reform.
Preoccupied with bringing in new members.
Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or punished.
Shaming your family!
How cult members really feel.
Cult victims are helpless.
Cult victims are not bad people.
Cult victims say things they don't believe or even understand.
Cult victims follow orders blindly.
Cult victims fear for their lives.
cult victims have fear and awe of their leader.
Learn the psychological reasoning behind how a cults works in this video below!
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Steps cults use to build a loyal following!
Bring down your defenses.
Find your weaknesses.
Using weaknesses against you.
Offer support to your problems.
Rewrite your past.
Change your identity.
Remove your critical thinking.
Exploit through coercion often claiming consent.
Shame your family.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder characteristics
grandiose sense of self importance
fantasies of unlimited success, power
believes they are "special"
unreasonable sense of entitlement
often envious of others
shows arrogant behaviors or attitudes