Always be wary of anyone who tries to prevent you from questioning. Protect your freedom and autonomy.  Learn to recognize common cult recruitment tactics and situations.

Beware of the following:

  • People who are excessively or inappropriately friendly; there are few genuine instant friendships.
  • People who are very persistent in trying to get you to join, and won’t take no for answer.
  • People with invitations to free meals, lectures, and workshops.
  • People who demand secrecy from you.
  • People who make you feel like there’s something wrong with you if you’re not interested in joining.
  • People with simplistic answers or solutions to complex world problems.
  • People who try to play on your guilt; you don’t always have to reciprocate a kindness, especially when it may have been a way to manipulate you.
  • People who are vague or evasive. If they are hiding something, it’s usually because they don’t want you to know the real answer.
  • People who claim to be just like you, so you feel you have a lot in common.
  • People who confidently promise that they can help you solve your problems, especially when they know little about you.
  • People, who make grand claims about how their group can save mankind, help you achieve enlightenment or show the road to happiness.
  • People who always seem happy
  • People who claim they or their group is really special, even the most special.
  • People who promise quick solutions to difficult problems.
  • People who put down reason and critical thinking, and tell you not to ask questions about the group – just open your mind to it.

Do not allow yourself to be manipulated, unduly influenced or coerced.  If a group continues to push you despite all of the above, then it is more likely they want to exploit you, rather than support you as a person.

Being aware of these cult recruitment tactics will help to protect you from those who do not have your best interests at heart!

 

Stay safe and stay strong!

 

Amanda

 

 

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Disclaimer: The purpose of this expose is to warn, educate and bring the truth to the surface - potentially saving lives and preventing any future victims. We do not intend to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in this expose or throughout this website. This expose is based on the opinion of the author regarding their personal experience, an investigation undertaken, reviews made on the internet, reviews received, interviews carried out, evidence received and retained, and a full assessment made against credible cult expert 'models' such as the Bite Model, Singer's Six Conditions and Lifton's 8 conditions.