How is it that Scientologists who supposedly “have the tech on the suppressive person” missed David Miscavige for so long, the most flagrant suppressive person in the history of Scientology, a gleaming classic SP in every way?
The great liability of knowing you "have the tech" is assuming it is complete when it isn’t. And for the Church it was a fatal flaw.
There is an incredible HCO PL in OEC Vol 0. Few Scientologists know about it, but it is called TECH. It’s purpose is not to provide background theory, but effective tools you were intended to apply.
As LRH explains, any tech has its product. But the only way to know if a particular technology is correct is by looking at the product. If the end result is confusion he says, then you have incorrect or incomplete tech. Incorrect tech would include false data.
Now consider the PTS/SP tech. The state of the Church, tells us something important. DM even pushes people to study the PTS/SP tech. But still they don’t spot him.
So the question arises, if LRH’s PTS/SP tech was complete wouldn’t the Charlatan of the Board, David Miscavige, have been detected earlier?
Thankfully a brilliant individual — has filled in some missing blanks and brought to a finer point the vital work that LRH pioneered on the detection of the SP. She wrote a book. I’m slightly frustrated to say it was published in 2005 — frustrated, because I wish I read it years ago.
How important is this book? If we could all read only one book in our lives, this one would get my vote. It ought to be read to first graders and re-read every year until a person is 100 years old. I think more than any other book I’ve read, it could do more to help people deal with the real problems of life than any other. I will explain why in a moment.
But first, let me say this book will empower you against the true sources of friction and betrayal that confront us. LRH said it was 2.5% of the population. She, in many ways, defines the SP even more accurately than LRH did and her studies indicate that their percentage in the population varies by culture. In the US and western Europe the actual number is at 4% (and rising). In China and Japan the count is much lower — ranging from 0.03% to 0.14%.
But what is so amazing is her definition of the sociopath, and her breakthrough on how to detect them.
One further nail in the coffin for the Church is who wrote this book. A psychologist; a psychologist who is indeed worthy of the name. She has done what probably no one else could do — journeyed into the heart of darkness and returned with the holy grail. For when one considers the bumps in the road of life, those bumps are not caused by the sane 96%. These sociopaths are inevitably the source of disasters and catastrophes in life.
The book is called The Sociopath Next Door and its author is Martha Stout. (Kindle version)
You will laugh to see what she says about the suppressive person because what she says syncs so well with what LRH discovered. But she doesn’t just repeat his observations. She goes further and in a way, deeper. You will blow charge and major shifts will occur in your world. LRH stated it is therapeutic to get educated on the subject of SPs — it nullifies their destructive influence to a great extent.
Now, she doesn’t know everything LRH discovered. Her book does not replace what LRH wrote. The two bodies of work complete each other like two halves of a jigsaw puzzle.
Having read her book it is easy to see in LRH’s writings when he had encountered the sociopath or “suppressive person” because he starts to describe the personality several times. You see bits and pieces showing up here and there early on.
LRH described some traits of the sociopath when talking about people in the tone level of covert hostility. And certainly a sociopath can be 1.1. But his victims can also be in that tone band. Tone level is not a dependable indicator.
When you read her description, you are going to laugh also because everything she says is so perfectly a description of David Miscavige, from cradle to present time, along with other sociopaths you have known. They aren’t all driven to be movers and shakers, but some are. She explores all their various types and really gives you a FULL education on the subject so you can detect and get them out of your life.
Scientology alone does not give the clearest picture of the sociopathic, antisocial or suppressive personality. LRH basically discovered there were indeed two distinct personality types. But then he and others engaged in labeling people as “antisocial personalities” if they violated certain justice codes. What that did (theoretically, anyway) is create a vast number of new criteria for determining who and what constitutes an “antisocial personality.”
For example, did you know that at one point LRH wrote in an HCO PL anyone who blows from course should be declared an SP? In other words, there are the 12 characteristics of an antisocial personality plus 12 characteristics of a social personality which together was at one time, “The Test.” Then later, there came a list of high crimes which apparently if you violated them, rendered the test irrelevant.
I found myself blown from a course once in about 1981. The Tech Sec, Austin Day Org, Vicky White, simply called me up and asked me what my MU was and like a neon light the word “that” appeared in front of me. After I cleared up the definitions, I wanted to go right back on course and I did. Well, per that Policy Letter, I could have been declared instead.
Calling someone a squirrel or an antisocial personality when they are not is a falsehood and possibly a control method that produced CONFUSION and opened the door to the present disaster. That's a theory.
LRH made a monumental discovery — there were two types of personalities — as different as night and day. And then he failed to stick by his own definitions, a huge mistake.
The problem with an unclear definition is that it can then be abused — and it has been. How stupid is it to let an SP inside the church drive all the good people out, and then as each one goes, he or she is labeled an “SP” by the actual SP who is driving them out?
Even if a person committed one of Scientology's "High Crimes" (which is really a moral code, not "ethics"), that only proves he has committed a High Crime. It does not prove he is in fact an “antisocial personality.” Read the book and you will know why.
So this book will take us to a place where anyone can clearly discern a genuine sociopath for what they are.
Martha Stout has greatly contributed to the work that LRH began — she has identified the SP using criteria that are truly original. Sociopaths (SPs) currently number 4% in the US as I mentioned, which puts social personalities at 96%.
No doubt there are professions and positions that attract such personality types. Its not the profession that is the target, it is the individual sociopaths who victimize people.
Among social personalities, however, there are also several problem personality types who are sources of trouble. These now become far easier to understand because between LRH and Martha Stout you have enough essential stable data that you can avoid confusion.
So all in all, what Martha Stout’s book is, and what it means for civilization, is truly landmark. This book is a game changer, not just for us, but for the world. I hope others read it. I think if enough Indies read this book, what’s left of DM’s world will crumple in on him.
Marty put this book on his essential reading list. Yes, yes, yes! If everyone in the Church was gotten to read this book, many would spot DM. For those who have left, it is definitely a critical route to closure.
Per LRH, and he was the pioneer on the subject, the handling for the SP is in three stages: detection, routing and handling. Scientologists have been unable to detect the sociopathic personality because they didn't fully understand what it was — the definition was confused. So the handling steps bugged at detection.
With what we know in Scientology about the SP, The Sociopath Next Door is going to complete the job of making you unassailable. Like Scientology itself, it contains a discovery people have been searching for across millennia. It IS the holy grail.
We say in Dianetics that the problem is the reactive mind. Then later LRH discovered the core of the reactive mind was the R6 bank — a super complex pattern of opposed goals and masses implanted eons ago, which is audited out on the Clearing Course or New Era Dianetics. Who was responsible for creating that implant? Sociopaths.
So when I say if you had only one book to read in your lifetime, this might be the most beneficial of them all — I’m not kidding.
I'm so excited to think about what will happen when you read this book. It is going to empower you like nothing else. It is that amazing.
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