lily rose Wrote:
> Eventually absolute power and control can corrupt
> an individual and they feel justified in using
> Perhaps JRS really believed he was called of God
> but along the way as he gained our trust and
> control over us, he justified using deception
> (absolute power corrupts) in putting forth his
> claims and revelations maybe convincing himself he
> was the Apostle to the Kingdom. Think about the
> confidence it takes to make that claim.
If he had
> Narcissistic Personality Disorder and lack of
> management of it, maybe that led to the extremism
> in creating the Nazi hierarchy that he needed to
> control us. And as he gained power and control
> over us that possibly just bolstered his claims of
> more visitations from the Lord which served him in
> gaining more followers which fueled his need for
> more admiration and power including occult power.
> And all the while JRS maintained a good nature and
> charisma that fooled us.
Lily rose, I think you hit the nail on the head with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Here is a quote from an article in Psychology Today titled Dangerous Cult Leaders:
"...what stands out about these individuals is that they were or are all pathologically narcissistic.
They all have or had an over-abundant belief that they were special, that they and they alone had the answers to problems, and that they had to be revered. They demanded perfect loyalty from followers, they overvalued themselves and devalued those around them, they were intolerant of criticism, and above all they did not like being questioned or challenged. And yet, in spite of these less than charming traits, they had no trouble attracting those who were willing to overlook these features."
This article by Joe Navarro, former FBI agent agent and body language expert, also gives an extensive list of typical traits of a pathological cult leader