Characteristics of Cults
<ul><li>Recent in Origin </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Odd” Beliefs </li></ul>
<ul><li>Low membership </li></ul>
<ul><li>Charismatic Leader </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Living” god or direct communication with god </li></ul>
<ul><li>Total commitment demanded   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Suspicion of outsiders </li></ul>
<ul><li>Fury at defectors </li></ul>
<ul><li>Friction with authorities </li></ul>
<ul><li>Secrecy of leader’s personal life </li></ul>
<ul><li>Believe the end of the world is near </li></ul>
<ul><li>Active recruitment of followers </li></ul>
<ul><li>Brainwashing techniques: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Love bombing” </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Characteristics Of Cults Powerpoint

4,838 views

Published on

Published in: Business, Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
4,838
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
31
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
80
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Characteristics Of Cults Powerpoint

  1. 1. Characteristics of Cults
  2. 2. <ul><li>Recent in Origin </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Odd” Beliefs </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Low membership </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Charismatic Leader </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Living” god or direct communication with god </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Total commitment demanded </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Suspicion of outsiders </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Fury at defectors </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Friction with authorities </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Secrecy of leader’s personal life </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Believe the end of the world is near </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Active recruitment of followers </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Brainwashing techniques: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Love bombing” </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt trip </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Dependency </li></ul>

×