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No more shame...

No more shackles....

No more secrets.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

"It's Miller Time!" The Mindset of Cult Leaders

Substituting one source for another, the very sick and manipulative
narcissist is drawn to vulnerable folks who can be more vulnerable
(both from being an addictive personality, and from the difficulties
experienced coming out of active addiction.)

Narcissists (or sociopaths) are predators who feed off the pain of
others, and enjoy adding to it. Places like 12 Step programs are a
perfect hiding place and breeding ground for such creatures.

Listen to the video and discover some of the warning signs to be on
the lookout for. They're everywhere, but they thrive in an environment
like A.A. and N.A., where the idea of 'questioning' the program
is frowned upon.