A Stressful Or Terrible Situation Comes, Making For Perfect Prey
We referenced the lost soul already, but beyond those who lack direction, cults can manipulate others too. They tend to use something referred to as “the stress method.” It is a point where cults utilize the real-world stress a person is dealing with in their life, and use it against them. Things like a bad break-up, a close friend/family member passing away, the loss of employment, you name it. Anything that could be considered “stress-inducing” is open, free game for cults to prey on.
When we’re stressed, it is scientifically proven that our brain function is impaired. That impairment, however small, can allow you to fall for something you might not fall for at another time. Of course, significant stress is easy to spot for recruiters. In fact, it’s one of the top ways in how cults brainwash people. They prey on that stress, telling them that they can take away all their problems. All they have to do is give them the chance to openly discuss things with them.