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How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing

Understand that those who attempt to brainwash others tend to prey upon the weak and vulnerable. Not everyone is a target for mind control, but certain people are more susceptible to forms of it at different times. A skillful manipulator knows what to look for and targets people who are going through a difficult period in their life or a change that may or may not be of their own making. Possible candidates include:

  • People who have lost their jobs and fear for their future.
  • Recently divorced people, particularly when the divorce was a bitter one.[3]
  • Those suffering from lingering illness, especially one they don’t understand.
  • People who have lost a loved one, particularly if they were very close to that person and had few other friends.
  • Young people away from home for the first time. These are particular favorites of religious cult leaders.[4]
  • One particular predatory tactic is to find out enough information about the person and his or her belief system to explain the tragedy the person has experiencing in a manner consistent with that belief system. This can later be expanded to explain history in general through that belief system, while subtly modifying it to the brainwasher’s interpretation.

http://www.wikihow.com/Recognize-and-Avoid-Brainwashing

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Living the dream in SW France Love Swimming, Rambling, Labrador's, Pilates, Photography, Astronomy, Reiki, Travelling and of course my wonderful family. I believe in truth, honesty, karma and integrity! KEEPING IT REAL - No one likes someone who lies and lives a different life on social media than they do in real life. ≧◔◡◔≦

3 thoughts on “How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing

  1. Hi Linda. I really wish you would list your credentials somewhere here on your page, and also, list your academic bibliographies for each of your articles. Wiki- anything is not really considered a trusted source academically so it is sad to see any article that has good writing to cite wiki- (wiki-how, wiki-pedia, etc.) as the trusted or quoted source. Have you tried scholar.google.com to seek resources for your writings?

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    1. Hello True Intentions – I often use scholar.google.com and many other sources. You will see at the bottom of each article I always acknowledge the original source. Thank you for your input and the info in Wiki!!!!! Do you have a website? Regards Linda

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