This site, needing translation for us English readers (your browser can do it), offers a quiz for evaluating how manipulative any organization one might belong to might be. I took it and answered regarding my years of membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You could compare the questions with all the things I have posted on this blog regarding cults, aka manipulative organizations.
Screenshots of my answers to the quiz.
Your answers will surely differ from mine on some points. One possible reason might be that people in manipulative organizations seldom realize they are in one.
“The cult member doesn’t believe that he or she is in a cult. Instead, he or she believes they have achieved a privileged status in an elite group which offers them ultimate salvation.”
“Your attempts to save them from the group ring hollow or sound nefarious.” – Sam Smith
It takes something powerful to enlighten them. It took something powerful to force me to see.
Anyway, let’s see where we differ and maybe explore why. Are you game? Answer in the comments.