Thursday, February 23, 2017

ARE PEOPLE STUPID OR CRAZY TO GET INTO A CULT?

Cult members come from all walks of life, all age groups, educational levels and personality types. However, one common thread among most cult recruits is heightened stress: Research indicates that a majority of people who end up joining a cult were recruited during a particularly stressful period. This could be the stress associated with adolescence, leaving home for the first time, a bad breakup, losing a job or the death of a loved one. People undergoing significant stress can be more susceptible when a person or group claims to have the answer to all of their problems. 

While the public thinks "people are stupid or crazy to get into a cult," cult expert and clinical psychologist Margaret Singer cautioned that almost anyone has periods of high stress or depression in life, during which they are vulnerable to the influence of a cult. "It may not be an attraction (to the group)," she said. "It may just be how good the recruiter is."

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