A brainwasher can never think that his or her work is done, as there are always scenarios where the victim could start to regain their own autonomy and start thinking for themselves again. Testing their victims not only shows that they are still brainwashed, it allows the brainwashers to see just how much control they still have over their victims. Tests could include committing a criminal act, such as robbing a store or burglarizing a home.
Brainwashing is not just the stuff of fiction or the past, it is real and present in many forms of today’s society.
There are things you can do to stop yourself from being brainwashed:
- Don’t believe all that you read
- Don’t believe the hype
- Don’t buy into fear or scare tactics
- Watch for someone’s agenda
- Look out for subliminal messages
- Follow your own path
- Do your own research
- Listen to your own intuition
- Don’t follow the crowd
- Don’t be afraid to be different.
If you suspect someone you know has been brainwashed, get them away from their brainwasher, put them in touch with a professional and support them through the process.
Someone who has been brainwashed can recover, as research and past studies have shown that brainwashing is a temporary condition at best and leaves no lasting damage on a person’s psyche.