This section was added to explore the relationship between personality, persecution and interrogation tactics.
"Nothing ... will be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus"
Father, forgive me for all my sins. I surrender my life to you. Be close to me. Thank you.
By observing my friends and acquaintances over the years, I have noticed that certain personality types
have traits that can be exploited in manipulative situations.
This lead me to research the theories behind interrogation methods.
So it was not a surprise to discover that
investigators are taught to exploit their knowledge of you.
One of their first tasks before an interrogation is to try to make these personality and psychological
Personality theories try to measure your preferred method of reacting to the world.
It does not account for your maturity or spiritual growth.
|System ||Personality 1 ||Personality 2 ||Personality 3 ||Personality 4 |
|1 ||Brain Organization ||Left Brain ||Right Brain ||Left Brain ||Right Brain |
|2 ||Brain Structure ||Machine Brain ||Art Brain ||Play Brain ||Lizard Brain |
|3 ||Personality Types ||Type A ||Type B ||Type C ||Type D |
|4 ||FIRO-B ||(eI, eC, wA) ||(eI, eC, eA) ||(wI, wC, eA) ||(wI, wC, wA) |
|5 ||Hippocrates 4 Humors ||Choleric ||Sanguine ||Phlegmatic ||Melancholy |
|6 ||Jung Personality Types ||NT ||SFT ||STF ||NF |
|7 ||Littauer ||Powerful Choleric ||Popular Sanguine ||Peaceful Phlegmatic ||Perfect Melancholy |
|8 ||Myers-Briggs (MBTI) ||NTJ, NTP ||SFP, STP ||SFJ, STJ ||NFP, NFJ |
|9 ||Kiersey Temperament ||Rational (NT) ||Artisan/Hedonist (SP) ||Guardian/Traditionalist (SJ) ||Idealist (NF)|
|10 ||DISC Assessment ||Dominance ||Influence ||Steadiness ||Compliance |
|11 ||P-Types ||Anesthetic ||Hypomanic ||Depressive ||Hyperesthetic |
|12 ||Animals (Smalley/Trent) ||Lion ||Otter ||Golden Retriever ||Beaver |
|13 ||The Four Species (Judaism) ||Lulav (Palm) |
|Aravah (Willow) |
|Hadas (Myrtle) |
|Etrog (Citrus fruit) |
Torah + Deeds
|14 ||Gingerbread Cookie ||Head ||Left Arm ||Right Arm ||Feet |
|15 ||Mishkan Type Indicator ||Most Holy - Law ||Holy - Mercy ||Holy - Law ||Most Holy - Mercy |
|Bible examples ||Paul ||Peter, Judas ||Moses, Abraham ||Elijah, Jonah |
There are many different personality theories, that divide the personality traits into four or sixteen different types.
The most popular is the Myers-Briggs system and the Kiersey system based on it.
These theories have been around since the time of Hippocrates. He defined four personalities based on the fluids in your body (blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile (serum)).
They became more scientific with the research of Carl Jung who identified eight personality types.
Myers and Briggs expanded on this even further when they identified the judging and perceiving types.
This expanded the types to sixteen possible sets.
Kiersey added to the knowledge by observing that these sixteen types can be grouped into four that are similar to hipprocates' observations.
Many researchers also describe the classification in four groups.
The Brain Organization
The biological source of personality differences probably come from
the different functions of the left and right brain.
The left brain governs all analytical, mathematical and linear functions.
The right brain is concerned with motives and reasons and other human factors.
I could not help but notice that in God's method of teaching the Israelites by
the sanctuary and feast systems,
that He used a right brain approach. The method is filled with symbolism.
The right brain sees the big picture, the left brain the detail.
God uses the left brain approach when He makes His final actions and dispenses justice and the right brain to deal with humans in mercy.
|Justice of God ||Left Brain ||Right Brain ||Mercy of God |
| Ten Commandments ||Verbal description, explicit ||Non-verbal, implicit || The sacrifice of Christ |
|Laws ||Word symbols ||Image symbols || Sanctuary, Lamb, light, bread, incense, blood |
|Sabbaths ||Sequential, orderly, counting ||Simultaneous, spontaneous || Unconditional love, feasts |
|Christ ||Action ||Plan || Plan of salvation |
|Judgments ||Conclusions based on reason ||Willing to suspend judgment || Mercy and the gift of God |
|Death is the wages of sin ||Head ||Heart || No greater love than dying for a friend |
|Ceremonies||Detail ||Context, assumptions, big picture || Patience of the saints and suspension of judgment |
|Israel chosen ||Organizes ||Supports || Comforter, Holy Spirit |
Different personalities and coping strategies appear to be dominated by activity in one part of the brain.
These theories come from science, evolution and game designers.
- Lizard/Reptilian (Brain Stem). Manages instinctive reactions, phobias and basic urges.
- Machine Brain. Instinctive reactions governed by natural reactions and trained skills.
- Art Brain (Mammalian). Limbic system interacts through feelings rather than information.
- Play Brain (Thinking). The neocortex communicates by analyzing abstract patterns.
Basic Personality Types (Friedman /Rosenman)
This system is based on defining the four extremes.
- Type-A Personality.
This personality shows excessive competitiveness and ambition, driven, an obsession with accomplishing tasks quickly, workaholic, little time for self-reflection, and a strong need to control situations.
They tend to have insomnia, indigestion, stress and heart disease.
- Type-B Personality.
This personality is relaxed, uncompetitive, friendly, patient and inclined to self-analysis. They have less stress.
- Type-C Personality. Reticent, unassertive, nice to a fault.
- Type-D Personality. Anxious, insecure, gloomy, depressed.
Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation - Behavior (FIRO-B).
It measures three interpersonal needs (inclusion, control, affection) and two dimensions of these needs (wanted behavior or expressed behavior).
These two dimensions measure how much you prefer to express these behaviors or how much you want others to express them.
It is a fairly simple system that accurately measures the dimensions of personalities.
| Dimensions ||Inclusion ||Control ||Affection |
|Expressed Behavior ||eI ||Popularity |
|Need for |
|eC ||Leader ||Need for |
|eA ||Love ||Need for |
|Wanted Behavior ||wI ||Observer |
|wC ||Follower |
|wA ||Be Loved |
| Torture ||Isolation ||Confinement, trivial rules ||Sensory deprivation, overload |
If FIRO-B included a fourth interpersonal need, I would call it the need for order or planning.
Do we need to express order or do we want others to do all the order and planning.
The sanguine just want to have fun, so order can be constricting. However, the melancholy love order.
Hippocrates And The Four Humors.
Hippocrates said that health and personality are based on the balance between four body fluids.
These fluids correlate to the four basic elements and the seasons.
Each personality is based on having more of one fluid. Too much fire or yellow bile makes a person hot and dry or choleric.
This is the theory that was believed for centuries and taught by Greek physicians like Galen.
Modern theories eventually link to the same four basic sets of personalities.
|Body Fluid ||Characteristic ||Personality ||Element ||Season |
|1 ||Phlegm ||Cold and moist ||Phlegmatic ||Water ||Winter |
|2 ||Blood ||Hot and moist ||Sanguine ||Air ||Spring |
|3 ||Yellow Bile ||Hot and dry ||Choleric ||Fire ||Summer |
|4 ||Black Bile ||Cold and dry ||Melancholy ||Earth ||Autumn |
|# ||Type ||Personality ||MBTI||Preference|
|1 ||Extraverted Sensing ||Sanguine ||ESFP ||SF||S||F||T||N|
|Sanguine ||ESTP ||ST||S||T||F||N|
|2 ||Intraverted Sensing ||Phlegmatic ||ISFJ ||SF||S||F||T||N|
|Phlegmatic ||ISTJ ||ST||S||T||F||N|
|3 ||Extraverted Intuition ||Melancholy ||ENFP ||NF||N||F||T||S|
|Choleric ||ENTP ||NT||N||T||F||S|
|4 ||Intraverted Intuition ||Melancholy ||INFJ ||NF||N||F||T||S|
|Choleric ||INTJ ||NT||N||T||F||S|
|5 ||Extraverted Thinking ||Choleric ||ENTJ ||NT||T||N||S||F|
|Phlegmatic ||ESTJ ||ST||T||S||N||F|
|6 ||Intraverted Thinking ||Choleric ||INTP ||NT||T||N||S||F|
|Sanguine ||ISTP ||ST||T||S||N||F|
|7 ||Extraverted Feeling ||Phlegmatic ||ESFJ ||SF||F||S||N||T|
|Melancholy ||ENFJ ||NF||F||N||S||T|
|8 ||Intraverted Feeling ||Sanguine ||ISFP ||SF||F||S||N||T|
|Melancholy ||INFP ||NF||F||N||S||T|
|The failure of this system is its inability to differentiate the sanguine and phlegmatic types. The judging and perceiving traits clarify the differences|
Carl Jung Personality Types.
He identified eight personalities that are based on two types in which we have two opposite ways of functioning.
- Information Gathering. There are two ways to take in information or perceive things.
- Senses (S). Do we trust our 5 senses?
- Intuition (N). Do we rely on our instinct.
- Decision Making. There are two ways in which we make decisions.
If this function is extraverted, the person will be a "judger" rather than a "perceiver".
- Thinking (T). Objective logic.
- Feeling (F). Subjective feelings or value systems.
Within these eight possibilities we have an order of preference for using these functions.
Before the age of six we experiment with all four functions.
But as we age the subordinate functions begin to emerge until we are balanced.
- Dominant (Age 6-12). This is the function that we use so frequently that it overshadows the other functions and forms our personality.
We also extravert or intravert this function.
This personality begins to emerge between ages six to twelve as the dominant function asserts itself.
- Auxiliary (Age 12-20). This is the secondary function from the second pair of types that asserts itself between ages twelve to twenty. We also extravert or intravert this function to the opposite of the dominant function.
Therefore, if the dominant function is extraverted, this function will be intraverted.
A strong auxiliary function is needed to complement the dominant function for proper personality development.
- Tertiary (Age 20-35). We begin to use this function more often from age 20 to 25.
- Inferior (Age 35-50). Between the age of 35 and 50 we begin to use our fourth function.
It may be in conflict with our dominant function.
After the age of 50 we are more disciplined in the use of all four functions.
Gingerbread Cookie Personality Test
How you perform various activities give a clue to your personality.
The way you drive or the way you eat a gingerbread cookie can reveal your type.
According to a 2010 Dunkin Donuts personality test based on the first bite of a gingerbread man cookie this is your personality.
- Head First (64% Decapitate). You are aggressive, head-strong, achievement-oriented and a natural born leader.
- Feet First (20%). You are sensitive and love others.
- Arms (16%).
» Left Arm. Creative extrovert.
» Right Arm. Skeptical and pessimistic.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
The mother and daughter team of Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers used the work of Carl Jung. Isabel recognized the fourth personality dimension
of the "thinking and perceiving" types. This expanded the eight personalities of Jung to sixteen.
This system uses a set of four pairs of letters (eight letters) to describe differences in personality.
| Pair || Trait ||Population || Description || Measures || Dimension || FIRO-B |
|| I ||Intravert|| 25 % || Reserved, reclusive, self motivating || Our flow of energy. Where we receive stimulation. From interaction with others or from introspection ||Social. External exposure ||Inclusion |
| E ||Extravert|| 75 % || Expressive, sociable, needs others for motivation |
|| S ||Sensory || 75 % || Observant, curious, lives in the past || How we gather information. By using our five senses or do we rely more on intuition ||Spiritual/ Feeling. Mercy, Interaction ||Affection |
| N ||Intuitive|| 25 % || Imaginative, introspective, lives in the future |
|| T ||Thinking || 50 % || Tough, rules and regulations, patterns, standards, critical judgment || How we make decisions. How we process information. ||Mental/ Thinking. Law and Justice. Analysis ||Control |
| F ||Feeling || 50 % || Friendly, sympathetic, understanding, values |
|| J ||Judging || 50 % || Systematic, schedules, fixed, plans ahead, organized, plans, orders, need for closure || How do we act on the information in the external environment on a daily basis. Our method of problem solving. ||Physical/ Working. Planning, implement, growth, self actualization || - |
| P ||Perceiving|| 50 % || Wait and see attitude, adapts, flexible, experiments, alternatives |
Kiersey Temperament Sorter.
These four sets identified by Myers-Briggs are combined to form sixteen different personality types.
David Kiersey grouped these sixteen types into four related sets that correspond to the original theories.
They are the rational choleric (NT), the artisan or hedonist sanguine (SP), the guardian phlegmatic (SJ) and the idealist melancholy (NF).
I focused on those traits of their personality that might be exploited by interrogation tactics.
| Type || Myers- |
| Kiersey ||% || Description |
|A|| ||Lion||Strength. Visionary, practical, productive, strong-willed, independent, decisive, leader |
Weakness. Cold, domineering, unemotional self-sufficient, unforgiving, sarcastic, cruel
| NT || Rational ||8% || Powerful Choleric. Acts on appearances of honor and reputation, propriety, authoritarian. Ingenious, independent, and strong willed |
|1 || ENTJ || Field Marshall |
| 4% || Leaders, need to take charge, likes structure and order, strong willed, focused, likes to prioritize. |
|2 || INTJ || Mastermind |
| <1% || Self confident, prepares, practical, strong willed. |
|3 || ENTP || Inventor |
| 2% || Curious, hates boredom, hates routine, likes to be on top, confident. |
|4 || INTP || Architect |
| <1% || Likes to design, seeks knowledge, hates nonsense, impatient with routine details, prefer to work alone and quietly, serious, compliant. |
|B|| ||Otter||Strength. Outgoing, responsive, warm, friendly, talkative, enthusiastic, compassionate |
Weakness. Undisciplined, unproductive, exaggerates, egocentric, unstable
| SP || Artisans ||38% || Popular Sanguine. Acts on good-hearted impulse, kindness, Liberal, hedonistic, self-indulgent. Unconventional, bold, and spontaneous |
|5 || ESFP || Performer |
| 14% || Smooth, witty, fun lovers, gives in easily to the wishes of others. |
|6 || ISFP || Composer |
| 5% || Fine arts, do not plan and prepare, act on impulse, sensitive to the pain and suffering of others. |
|7 || ESTP || Promoter |
| 10% || Witty, clever, fun people. Can influence others, manipulators, diplomat, good salesmen. |
|8 || ISTP || Operator |
| 9% || Concrete, utilitarian, practical, optimistic, generous, loves solitude, cannot be subjected to the rule of others, hates control of their will. |
|C || ||Golden Retriever||Strength. Calm, easy-going, dependable, quiet, objective, diplomatic, humorous |
Weakness. Selfish, stingy, procrastinator, unmotivated, indecisive, fearful, worrier
| SJ || Guardians ||38% || Peaceful Phlegmatic. Acts without self-interest, prudence, knowledge, conservative. Dependable, helpful, and hard-working |
|9 || ESTJ || Supervisor |
| 13% || Responsible, orderly, eager to enforce rules and procedures, hates violations, cooperative with leaders, expects obedience. |
|10 || ISTJ || Inspector |
| 6% || Need to see that all is right and proper, dedicated, loyal. Base their self image on being loyal. Trusts authority, neat, seeks security, not confrontational, pessimistic, conservative and yearn for belonging. |
|11 || ESFJ || Provider |
| 13% || Sociable, social harmony and cooperation. Cares for others in need, conscious of appearances. Hates personal criticism. |
|12 || ISFJ || Protector |
| 6% || Likes caring for others, safeguards friends and family, assists the downtrodden, shy, thorough, frugal, dependable, hates changing conditions. |
|D || ||Beaver||Strength. Analytical, self-disciplined, industrious, organized, aesthetic, sacrificing |
Weakness. Moody, self-centered, touchy, negative, unsociable, critical, revengeful
| NF || Idealists ||8% || Perfect Melancholy. Acts on principles, righteousness, libertarian. Loving, kindhearted, and authentic |
|13 || ENFP || Champion |
| 3% || Prefers intense emotional experiences, searches for truth, motivators, hates subordination, independent, inspires and manipulates others to their own ends|
|14 || INFP || Healer |
| 1% || Caring, seeks unity, moral, idealistic, willing to sacrifice, martyrs, finds it difficult to believe in themselves. |
|15 || ENFJ || Teacher |
| 3% || Enthusiastic, value harmonious relationships, empathetic, social, takes on the concerns of others. |
|16 || INFJ || Counselor |
| 1% || Private, sensitive, make decisions quickly, thinks in terms of values, values personal integrity. |
The Mishkan Personality Types And Their Physical Relationships.
The amazing mishkan not only models the personality types but how they are related to each other. In additiion, it indicates a fifth type related to time and a third dimension to each type.
Current theories only address the secular human perspective.
The lost dimension is the spritual.
The Bible teaches us that this dimension has been damaged but everyone has been given a measure of faith to access it.
The three dimensions in each type are related to God, self and others (spiritual, mental and social).
Since our spiritual dimension is muted, our personality traits seem to be concentrated only in the other two.
However, the person who is born again may find this dimension trying to exhert itself and others might feel its calling.
|Melancholy (NF) North (Submissive) "Thou Shalt Not" Sanguine (SP)
|West||Roof (Future) [Cerebral Cortex] Roof (Present Internal)
|(Feeling) [F] |
| Commandments |
|Choleric (NT) South (Dominant) "Thou Shalt" Phlegmatic (SJ) |
- Motivation. It comes from interaction with others, introspection or revelation.
- Information Gathering (Doors). It comes from public opinion, five senses and our values.
- Decision Making. We use public rules (consensus), personal opinions and reasoning.
- Problem Solving. We solve problems by making plans, by being spontaneous and flexible and by seeking advice from the experts (God).
- Time Perception.
This is not seen as a separate trait in other theories but its features are incorporated into other traits.
The sanctuary clearly views this as a separate and distinct trait which overlaps all other traits.
So I researched time awareness and came across these concepts of time perspective and time urgency and framed the sanctuary structure in this mold.
- Time Features.
- Passage. Time is seen as past, present and future. In the sanctuary the past is represented by the outer court, the present by the Holy Place and the future by the Most Holy Place.
Time can be subdivided and scheduled in the present and future, but not in the past.
- Ownership. Time is viewed as secular, personal and religious.
Your employer might own your time when you are working, but if you see time as yours you will spend work time talking to friends or surfing the internet.
If you see time as secular then you will make time for those who deserve a slice of your own.
- Urgency. Time is seen as flexible and fixed in the sanctuary.
There is no concrete symbol of time urgency, but this idea of flexible versus fixed time that can be stretched and molded may be the equivalent.
Time urgency as a personality trait is not directly related to time management skills.
Some love to spread things out (strategic), get the task done right away or get it done when it is best done (efficiently).
As long as appropriate time is allocated, this is not a time management issue.
- Time Perspective And Usage.
Our use of time depends on where we focus our energy, but it is always related to our priorities about seeking life, seeking knowledge or seeking God.
Make no mistake, even if you are an atheist you are wired to respect some authority.
Your god may be science, celebrities or the wealthy. Whoever or whatever you admire, try to mimic, seek advice or inspiration or follow is your god.
- Present. Seeking God is our daily communication. Knowledge is the source of light and inspiration (menorah). Life is giving in to our carnal desires (shewbread).
- Past. Seeking life involves what is lost (altar of sacrifice) and what is carried forward (blood of the sacrifice).
Seeking knowledge focuses on how or if we are cleansed (laver) before we can let go and move on to seek God (sanctuary).
Seeking life can be found in the rules to live by, the bread to eat and the hope of bringing life from the dead (Ten Commandments, manna and budding rod),
Seeking knowledge is reading the inspired words and hearing the testimony and recommendations of others (Ten Commandments, two angels).
Seeking God is our interaction with the source of our inspiration.
- Cross-Wiring. The thinking-feeling pair are different in the way they are designed to affect our judging-perceving by allowing mercy to temper law in both natures.
The submissive, "thou shalt not" nature is guided by the Ten Commandments.
The dominant "thou shalt" nature is influenced by the law of mercy.
This leads to the conclusion that the introvert-extrovert pair is crosslinked to the intuition-sensory pair.
Logically, these traits should naturally come in order as we mature.
We are first forced to be introverts before we recognize the concept of "others", We learn to use our five senses before we have the knowledge and experience to rely on intuition.
At some point we settle into our preferred method of interaction, completing our personality.
The sanctuary mimics the brain structure.
| Set || Trait|| ||Description|| Measures || Mishkan ||Brain |
|1 ||I||Intravert ||N||Introspective || Our flow of energy ||Holy Place ||Parasympathetic|
|E||Extravert||S||Interaction with others ||Outer Court ||Sympathetic System|
|3||Devotee||-||Interaction with God ||Most Holy Place ||Frontal Lobe|
||S||Sensory||E||Use 5 senses ||How we gather information ||Holy Place Door ||Corpus|
|N||Intuitive||I ||Rely on intuition ||Most Holy Place Door |
|3||Word of God||-||Torah, Bible ||Covenant |
|3||Public Opinion||-||External Influence ||Gate ||Tefillin |
|3 ||F||Feeling ||P||Use values ||How we make decisions ||Mercy Seat || Prefrontal Cortex, |
|T||Thinking||J||Use rules ||Ten Commandments, laws |
|3||Will of God||-||Holy Spirit - Conscience ||Reasoning (2 Angels) |
|4||P||Perceiving ||F||Flexible, adapts ||How we solve problems ||North Wall (Submissive) ||Right Hemisphere|
|J||Judging||T||Organized, plans ||South Wall (Dominant) ||Left Hemisphere|
|3||Spiritual||-||Power of God ||West Wall (Authority) || Rear?|
||D||Traditional||Q||Our memories ||How we prioritize time (perspective) ||Outer Court (Past) ||Cerebral Cortex. |
Medium Spiny Neurons
Left Temporal Lobe
|G||Pragmatist||C ||Our immediate concerns ||Holy Place Roof (Present) |
|3||Inspirational||-||Our plans, hopes, duties ||Most Holy Place Roof (Future) |
||C||Carnal||G||Seeking life ||How we live in time || Table Of Shewbread ||Thalamus, Amygdala,|
|Q||Inquisitive ||D||Seeking knowledge || Menorah |
|3||Spiritual||-||Seeking God || Altar of Incense |
- Brain Hemispheres (Left and Right). The concrete structures, are the north and south walls (submissive and dominant) which represent the difference between the functions of the two sides of the brain.
The submissive brain is more verbal and spontaneous while the dominant brain is more orderly, logical and mathematical.
- Flow (Corpus Callosum). The system that passes information between hemispheres.
- Senses (Eyes, Ears). We allow things in through our doors.
- Time (Cerebral Cortex). This is the wrinkled, folded outer layer grey tissue of the brain an eighth of an inch deep.
This was an amazing find for me (10 March 2013). It is a thin layer that covers the entire brain, is flexible and that mimics the structure of the flexible, folded layers of fabric roof that records time.
- Perception Of Reality.
The Holy Place is our internal perception of reality. The outer court is the common perception of reality.
If the brain functions normally each person should perceive the same stuctures (objects, color, smells, sounds). The internal perception should be almost the same with our added prejudices and associations.
The Personality Continuum.
This is the personality dynamics as best as I can illustrate it in two dimensions.
The inclusion need or intravert and extravert characteristics are along the axis of the third dimension.
People tend to think of the choleric and sanguine as the extraverts and the phlegmatic and melancholy as the intraverts.
But there are rare examples of extraverts and intraverts in all categories.
It is difficult to express a three dimensional idea in a two dimensional table.
However the FIRO-B attributes are a little more complicated.
|Right Brain |
|Dopamine || (More) Noradrenaline||- || Acetylcholine (More) ||Oxytocin |
|Fun, pleasure, vanity || Advertising Focus || Love, fear |
|Social Status || Conform ||Common Opinion ||Reform || Advocate |
| Narcissistic, Histrionic
|| Obsessive-Compulsive, Dependent
|B ||Want More Affection for Self || Affection || Express More Affection for Others ||D |
||Artisan (SP) ||Sanguine (SFP) (19%)
||Melancholy (NFP) (4%) ||Idealist (NF)
||Perceiving || ||Melancholy |
|Perceiving||Feeling ||Feeling ||Judging|
|Thinking||Sensory ||Intuitive ||Feeling |
|Sensory ||-||Extravert||Extravert||-||Intuitive |
|-||Intravert||Intravert||- ||Comforter |
|Intuitive ||Sensory |
|Thinking ||Thinking |
|Judging ||Judging|| |
|Rational (NT) ||Choleric (NTJ) (5%) ||Administrator (TJ)||Phlegmatic (STJ) (19%) ||Guardian (SJ)|
|A ||Express More Control of Others || Control || Want More Control of Self ||C |
| Antisocial, Paranoid
|| Schizoid, Schizotypal
|(Aggressive) Action || Conform || Personal Opinion ||Reform || Conviction (Passive) |
|Exclusivity, vanity || Advertising Focus || Fear, curiosity |
|Adrenaline || (More) Noradrenaline||- || Acetylcholine (More) ||Serotonin |
|Left Brain |
- Control. The left half of the table, choleric and sanguine, want to express more control of others.
However, in the case of the sanguine, they want to express more control over other's emotions while the choleric want total control that must be expressed externally.
The right half of the table, phlegmatic and melancholy want more control of self. The phlegmatic wants total control this is why they seem so stubborn.
However, the melancholy want more control of other's emotions. They need to control how you feel.
- Affection. The left half of the table, choleric and sanguine, want more affection for themselves. However the choleric wants loyalty, while the sanguine wants friendship.
The phlegmatic and melancholy want more affection for others. The phlegmatic wants to protect others physically and the melancholy wants to protect others emotionally.
A personality disorder is a type of mental illness
involving a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, or trouble perceiving and relating to situations and to people and to yourself.
This leads to significant problems and limitations in relationships and social encounters (Mayo Clinic).
The disorders can be mapped to a basic personality type.
This does not necessarily mean that they are limited to those personalities or neurotransmitters.
In fact, they may not only be the extremes of a personality type, but may be the result of other personalities being unable to handle personalities that are not their own basic traits.
I now discuss them because I noticed that the disorders also seem to be related to a dysfunction in the degree of affection and degree of control of others and self.
- Narcissistic (1%). Has a grandiose view of self, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.
- Histrionic (2-3%). Displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.
- Borderline (2% More Females (75%)). A pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, intense anger, and significant impulsiveness.
- Avoidant (0.5-1%). Socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism
- Obsessive-Compulsive (1%). Preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
- Dependent (Most Common). Shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, passive and clinging behavior.
- Antisocial (3% Males, 1% Female). Shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. Lacks remorse, aggressive, deceitful.
- Paranoid (<1%). They interpret the actions of others as threatening.
- Schizotypal (<3%). Uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.
I cannot help thinking that a person with a spiritual gift may be diagnosed with this disorder until God makes them mature in the gift.
- Schizoid (More Males). Generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.
God And Personality.
An examination of the four personality types and the various Kiersey roles show a division along the roles assigned to members of the Trinity (godhead).
- Father. The "NT" rational personality clearly describes the authoritarian role of God.
He is the Master Mind of the universe. The architect, designer and inventor or creator of all we see.
- Son. The "SJ" guardian personality defines the role of the Son.
He is the provider, supervisor and protector of Israel. He is the Guardian who went with them in the desert and the one who is with all humans.
He will be the inspector or judge at the end of time. He executes the Father's will, even creation.
His role as Guardian made Him offer Himself as a sacrifice.
- Holy Spirit. The "NF" idealist personality represents the work of the Holy Spirit, who is called our companion and comforter.
As our companion, healer, teacher, counselor and champion, He works to perfect us. Perfection is the goal of the idealist.
He makes us perfect by writing the law into our hearts.
- Humanity. The "SP" Artisan personality and four others not defined by Kiersey (NP NJ ST SF), does not fit any of the defined roles of God in the Plan of Salvation. They might represent the basic personality or the human personality with the spiritual gifts.
In our lesson on The colors of God", we show how God follows the laws of nature in combining three primary colors to make perfection.
Here, He combines three personality dimensions.
In the Jewish mind the perfect personality is one that combines all four persons.
Personality is judged by our response to good through knowing God and doing good deeds.
- Etrog ("Citrus Fruit"). Like the melancholy this person says, "I am perfect". They love the torah and do good deeds.
- Hadas ("Myrtle"). These say "I am devoted to the persuit of wisdom, to know God". They know the Torah and consider the knowledge of God to be most important. They are the phlegmatics, seeking order by themselves.
- Lulav ("Palm"). These say "I must do good deeds, what is knowledge without action". They are the cholerics who are people of action who concentrate on deeds.
- Aravah ("Willow"). These say "I have nothing, I am nothing". They the sanguines who just like to have fun. They do not care about the Torah or good deeds.
This is why I could not find a personality match among the trinity and the "SP".
The only time God was judged as being and having nothing is when Christ took our sins and appeared as a sinner.
The combinations above are my own attempt at organizing the similar types that are not defined by Kiersey.
Therefore, they should not be taken as significant findings.
|Opposite Personalities || Complementary Personalities|
| Myers-Briggs Undefined ||% || Description || Spiritual Gifts || Leadership Gifts ||% |
| Systems Guardian || Religion Guardian (Administrator) Business || Property Guardian (Administrator) |
| NP (Choleric-Melancholy) ||7% || Choleric || TJ (Choleric-Phlegmatic) ||24% |
|Rational || ENTP || Inventor ||2% || The planners and designers. They analyze the world and formulate ideas and plans to achieve their goals. || The visionaries and global planners and coordinators. They analyze the gifts and will of God and the field to create and fund plans ||Rational || ENTJ || Field Marshall ||4%|
| INTP ||Architect ||<1% || INTJ || Mastermind || <1% |
|Idealist || ENFP ||Champion ||3%||Guardian || ESTJ || Supervisor ||13%|
| INFP || Healer|| 1%|| ISTJ || Inspector ||6% |
| Systems Promoter || Religion Promoter (Missionary) Politics || Property Promoter (Entrepreneur) |
| ST (Sanguine-Phlegmatic) ||38% || Sanguine || TP (Sanguine-Choleric) ||22%|
|Guardian || ESTJ || Supervisor ||13% ||The salesmen. Public appeals, public servants. They interface with the public as a group. They gather support for ideas. ||Spread the gospel among different people, groups and cultures. The public face of the church to strangers.
It blends the ability of the phlegmatic to be alone and the friendly sanguine ||Rational || ENTP || Inventor ||2%|
| ISTJ || Inspector ||6% || INTP || Architect|| <1%|
|Artisan || ESTP || Promoter ||10% ||Artisan || ESTP || Promoter||10% |
| ISTP || Operator ||9% || ISTP || Operator ||9% |
| Community Promoter || Church Promoter (Pastor) Education || People Promoter (Charismatic) |
| NJ (Melancholy-Choleric) ||9% || Melancholy || FP (Melancholy-Sanguine) ||23% |
|Rational || ENTJ || Field Marshall ||4% || Implementers, motivators. They interface with the managing staff and translate plans into action. || Local leadership and planners. They implement the global plans at their level ||Artisan || ESFP || Performer ||14%|
| INTJ || Mastermind ||<1% || ISFP || Composer ||5% |
|Idealist || ENFJ || Teacher ||3%||Idealist || ENFP || Champion ||3% |
| INFJ || Counselor ||1% || INFP || Healer || 1%|
| Community Guardian || Church Guardian (Helps) Social Work || People Guardian (Comforter) |
| SF (Phlegmatic-Sanguine) ||38% || Phlegmatic || FJ (Phlegmatic-Melancholy) ||23% |
|Guardian || ESFJ || Provider ||13% || Public assistance and social butterflies. They interface with the public on a daily basis in a direct one on one contact || Team leaders, youth group workers, teachers, hospitality, greeters. The public face of the church to members and visitors ||Guardian || ESFJ || Provider || 13% |
| ISFJ ||Protector ||6%|| ISFJ || Protector ||6 % |
|Artisan || ESFP || Performer ||14% ||Idealist || ENFJ || Teacher || 3% |
| ISFP || Composer ||5% || INFJ || Counselor || 1 % |
The combination of complementary personalities are a perfect representation of leadership skills over certain assets, people or property in the role of guardian or promoter.
However, I find that the combination of opposite personalities represent a good blend that complements certain church planting and community building spiritual gifts.
In the absence of a real spiritual gift, these mental talents and biological gifts can produce some of the benefits.
Let us take a look at two groups that could function as a pastor.
- Talent (FP). This personality has the charismatic skills to to tell people what they want to hear.
Usually this is about love, money, wealth, safety and power.
They are good psychiatrists. In their performance on the pulpit, they can compose a story that will heal whatever ails you and become the champion who spurs you on every Sunday to stay with the story that he has composed for you.
This is the genious of prosperity ministers. They promote you.
- Spiritual Gift (NJ). The gifted pastor does the work of God. He guides you to what God wants you to know not what you want to hear.
Therefore, this pastor is an effective teacher of the word of God and a counselor to you about what ails you.
In addition, they have the skills to plan and direct the work of God according to the master plan of the Holy Spirit.
They promote God.
The interrogator looks for these behavioral traits and further tries to access abnormal personality types.
Torture attemps to go against the flow of your personality, targeting your need for inclusion, affection and control.
They specifically look for weaknesses that can be exploited.
These weaknesses can be based on an abnormal personality or some dominant expression of a normal personality.
I would not classify these as personality traits, but certain personalities may tend to
exhibit one of these behaviors more easily.
For example, a perfectionist might be more guilt ridden. An extrovert might suffer from
this also because they tend to need approval from others. Realizing this, they can be
manipulated to feel guilt for not pleasing the other person.
The Exploited Personality.
They also try to assess these characteristics because they are looking for weaknesses in the personality that can be manipulated during an interrogation.
|Personality Weaknesses || Characteristic |
|1||Orderly - Obstinate ||Frugal, orderly, cold, thinks things through, secretive, stubborn. |
|2||Optimistic ||Impulsive, inconsistent, undependable, runs away from conflict. |
|3||Greedy, demanding ||Clings to others, dependent, passive, wants all needs met. |
|4||Anxious, self centered||Fearful, hungers for approval or praise to the point of exposing themselves to their fears. Vain and sensitive. |
|5||Guilt ridden ||All reactions based on their guilt or the guilt of others. Feels the need to be punished. |
|6||Wrecked by success ||Fails at critical points in life. |
|7||Strange person ||Unable to distinguish fantasy from reality |
|8||Exception ||Believes the world owes them, claims privileges that others do not get. Thinks that they have suffered a great injustice. Wants to be treated as the exception. |
|9||Average or normal ||Many occasionally exhibit some of the other behaviors. More objective about the world. |
Marketing and Advertising.
While torture attempts to motivate cooperation by creating an environment of fear, advertising elicits cooperation by creating an environment of pleasure and satisfaction.
Both use the same psychological principles to gather information to structure the artificial environment.
The external environment creates the correct mood through images, smells and sounds and the internal environment stimulates the chemicals that elicit preferred emotions.
Marketing uses the science of psychology and personalities in order to develop methods to motivate potential consumers to buy their products.
Advertising companies have been very successful at creating a need where none existed.
Not surprisingly, the military uses the media to market its propaganda in the form of advertisement, news, movies and television shows.
There is an office in the Pentagon that collaborates with Hollywood on what types of movies and images to produce.
In their latest collaboration they are trying to convince the public why torture is necessary and effective and efficient through the television show "24".
The head of the office of Homeland Security actually toured the country with producers from the television show to speak to audiences.
A successful motivational, coercive or advertising campaign begins with an analysis of the demographics of the population.
Although personality remains the same across the different demographic groups, the unresolved needs along Maslow's hierarchy may be used to motivate behavior
if advertisers can create the need.
- Age. Younger people can be motivated by peer pressure and the need to belong. At their age, the only commodity they own is their group.
Successful appeal is based on what the group approves, being left out, instant gratification, and popularity.
- Gender. Appeals to women are based on beauty, desirability, family, children and values.
Appeals to men are based on sex, power, being smart and triumphant.
- Income. Appeals based on value, exclusivity and status.
The poor can be convinced to buy the accessories that make them appear wealthy and successful.
The rich buy accessories and access that only they can afford.
- Education. The educated appreciate information to make an informed decision but even the educated and those who are not can be convinced to follow the crowd, or an expert or a popular celebrity. Fear of isolation in thought or values is a more powerful leader than rational thinking. Nobody wants to be left behind.
- Religion. Sensitivity to religion can expose opportunities for advertising.
Religious seasons, festivals, values and traditions can create niche markets. Health foods, vegetarianism, Christmas, Easter, Passover sprung out of the religious community.
- Race, Ethnicity, Culture. These affect interpersonal roles and capacity, permission or ability to make decisions.
- Family Structure. In some cultures, only the male can make decisions, so advertising should be aimed at convincing him what the family needs by
instilling fear of those unfulfilled needs or appealing to love of others under his care.
- Personality. This is the prize. Advertisers would love to know the personality profile of every person. This is why social networks are valuable tools for marketing. Your information is never private.
I suspect there are efforts to collect this information in our schools.
Sanguines and phlegmatics are both 38% of the population. Sanguines are easy to manipulate. Phlegmatics are harder. Since they are such a large section advertisers must develop strategies to reach them.
I suspect the message about "value", and "being left behind" are meant to target them.
The message is to let their self image catch up to the rest of the rational world.
- Decision Making Pattern. Personality theories are helpful in this analysis. Each personality dimension defines how we gather, process and act on information.
|Red ||Stimulates appetite, hot. Encourages impulse buying. Heart beats faster, blood pressure increases, muscles tense. Excites, motivates, energy, aggression, dominance, strength, power. |
|Orange ||Stimulates appetite. Warmth, energy, excitement, activity, motion, affordable |
|Yellow ||Stimulates appetite. Temporary, new, cheer, optimism, vitality. |
|Green ||Stimulates appetite. Growth, rejuvenation, freshness, balance, well being, harmony, stability, security. Lowers suicide, tension and nervousness. Calming, concentration, money, wealth and heaven for Muslims|
|Blue ||Appetite supressant, cold. Truth, loyalty, trust, conservative, intellectual, control, management, education, tradition|
|Purple || Appetite supressant. Mystery, royalty, creativity, dignity, inspiration, motherhood|
|White || Cleanliness, purity, innocence, truth|
|Black || Sophistication, confidence, wealth, power|
|Baker-Miller Pink || Reduces stress, aggression, hunger and anxiety. Increases passiveness and compliance to authority.|
- Color. We respond to color because of cultural, psychological associations and even physiological responses.
Males and females respond differently to some colors.
Color can be used to suggest a mood for a certain period of time. Eventually other psychological factors take effect and override the impulses.
- Yellow. It is the first color recognized and babies and children respond well to it. It stimulates communication.
- Baker-Miller Pink. It has been used in the receiving rooms of prisons to lower aggression and increase compliance.
- Appetite. Red, yellow and green stimulates appetite because they are associated with the natural color of food.
Blue and purple suppress appetite because foods are usually not that color.
- Trust. Blue, green, yellow and Baker-Miller pink could be used to paint the walls of interrogation rooms.
But your cells may be painted white or red to increase agitation or sap your strength.
The interrogator may be dressed in black or red if they intend to intimidate and bully or they will dress in other colors when they want to play "good guy".
- Psychology. The study of chemicals on influencing behavior has opened a new dimension in motivational efforts.
An examination of the messages and characteristics targeted by marketers show a remarkable similarity to the function of the limbic system.
This discovery could also mean that scientists have mostly researched these characteristics because they are of interest to advertising companies.
- Fear. Eliminate fear or use fear of losing, limited time and quanitity to motivate action.
- Love. Loving, being loved, taking care of loved ones all are used to form a message.
- Fun and Pleasure. Sex sells. Fun is popular. Sex is love.
- Vanity. Popularity and beauty.
- Curiosity. Satan used this very effectively on Eve. Natural curiosity is used to urge us away from our inhibitions while popular opinion helps us to conform to new ideas.
- Exclusiveness. Satisfies the need for status to feel special or better than others.
- Self Orientation. This attempts to define how we make decisions by looking at how we relate to the opinion of others.
Because advertising focuses on gratifying self and defining popular opinion, it can create a subjective or objective experience that is designed to lead us to a particular decision.
- Action. Motivation is based on practical reasons and their choice.
- Status. They are motivated by common opinion, eager to please and move up the social ladder by conforming to the common and popular opinions of others. This group is an easy target for advertisers.
- Advocate. They are motivated to reform common opinion and make it responsible for others. This group is impressed with projects that show care and concern for others.
- Conviction. They are not motivated by common opinion, but by inner ideals. Successful advertising may be based on appealing to the effect of their decisions made for others.
The Self-Oriented Brain.
This is the brain that marketers and advertisers would like to understand so they can motivate them towards a preferred action.
- Common Opinion. The opinions of others is more important in establishing personal value.
- Sanguine. They want to conform to the popular opinions of others.
- Melancholy. They want to reform the opinions of others to a higher ideal.
- Personal Opinion. Their personal opinion is more important than others.
- Choleric. They want to make others conform to their personal opinions.
- Phlegmatic. They want to reform their personal opinions to a higher ideal.
Advertisers and torturers need to reorient their target.
The key is to have input on the information people use to form their personal opinions, even if this means separating them from
their traditional values, religion and morals.
This is best accomplished through ridicule and isolation and sometimes false science.
When the majority has conformed, the appeal is now recast as "evolution" and "reason", not current fashion and opinion.
The Battle For The Subliminal Mind.
Since the areas of the brain that are responsible for aggression, fear, sex, hunger, thirst, sleep, reward and pleasure
are connected, constant stimulation of one need may in fact be stimulating the other feelings.
Advertising propels these feelings by constantly associating these needs.
This is why successful advertising seems to be associated with loud music, sexy images, reward and pleasure.
Also, entertainment events are associated with nudity, sex, drinking, drugs and risk taking.
Advertising attempts to stimulate the same chemicals that are released in addictive behaviors.
The overwhelming onslaught of pictures, their meaning and associations, drugs, peer pressure and cultural messages
produce an excess of certain chemicals that influence feelings and emotions.
The excess and misdirected chemical responses makes the subconscious have more influence on our decisions than they should because
it virtually bypasses all higher reasoning.
|New messages, rules, friends || "Rules are made to be broken ... right?" |
|Morals, conscience, experience
|Desires, hopes, relationships
|Ads, images, drugs, music, MTV, parties, alcohol, violence, sex
||Bypass Conscious Decision
| "If it feels good do it" |
|An Engineered Response|
This is usually a negotiation between learned and desired response.
A truly spiritual response usually tips the balance in favor of learned response if the learning is based on a good biblical foundation.
A purely desired response is giving in to the inner man who is at enmity with God.
Altered Response. This tends to tip the balance in the opposite direction by relying heavily on the desires and by altering the rules-based system of your learning.
- Oxytocin and Trust. Oxytocin is a hormone that is released in love relationships that involve trust and bonding.
Scientists are experimenting with an oxytocin nasal spray. The only reason is to influence the environment where
quick decision making is required.
The oxytocin response is misdirected to trust and bond with destructive forces so that you lower your inhibitions.
- Dopamine. It is also involved in risk taking, gambling and attraction.
Excess dopamine fuels the hedonistic life.
Risk Taking. Although risk taking involves anticipation of danger it also makes us feel good.
The need for thrill seeking leads us to smoking, drinking, alcohol and drug abuse, unsafe sex, reckless driving and gambling.
It also associated with loud rock music, wild partying and viewing extreme horror and sex movies.
- Serotonin. It reduces fear, worry and calms the body. It could also be abused in trust situations.
- Adrenaline Rush Hour. The modern 24 by 7 work society with electronic peripherals that require constant attention creates a society that is never chemically at rest.
Therefore, it is no accident that substance abuse, hedonism and pleasure seeking is the norm. Our work environment creates an internal hormonal environment that needs to play.
- Piggy Back Emotions. They can possibly stimulate one desired emotion by stimulating others since the limbic system is connected.
The Chemical Brain.
These are my own observations and are not based on any third party scientific studies or theories.
I believe that these insights were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Rather than being dominated by the four humors of Hippocrates,
the personalities seem to be dominated by one neurotransmitter from the sympathetic and parasympathetic system.
The parasympathetic neurotransmitters set the basis for the personality. They are either naturally energized or calm.
The sympathetic chemicals are more controlled by personal choices and the personalities are further differentiated by the type of activities they choose to experience.
Since the world values the choleric and sanguine personalities, most common opinion and advertising is geared towards choosing these behaviors because they are more fun.
As a result, the other two personalities may resort to drug induced personality change to "fit in".
In fact, the common concensus is that being shy is a negative trait that should be eliminated or treated with drugs.
I resent that. As a shy person I believe that we are wiser, more cautious, more loyal and more creative.
Moses was a shy person and there is no prophet greater than Moses.
|Stimulus ||Neurotransmitter||Response |
|Light, Estrogen, Ritalin, prozac, ecstacy, ketamine, LSD, methamphetamine, tricyclics, antidepressants, MAO-A, SSRIs, cocaine, ecstasy, DOM
||Relax, confidence, focus, sleep, satisfaction
|Carbohydrates, tryptophan. Omega-3 (Sugar and fat)
| Darkness, high protein, endorphins, Melatonin, Progesterone, methamphetamine (long term) ||
||OCD, ADHD, depression, suicide, stress, hyperactive, aggression
|Love, child birth, breast feeding, Cuddling, Altruism ||
|Nicotine, glucose, choline ||
|Light, pain, stress, laughter, exercise, chocolate, fat, spicy foods, opiates, phenylethylamine ||
||Feel good, increases pleasure, improves mood, minimize pain
|Heroin, alcohol, barbiturates, tranquilizers, meprobamate ||
|Sex, orgasm, nicotine, methamphetamine, amphetamines, fen-phen, bupropion (wellbutrin®), opiates, ketamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy
||Alertness, attraction, lust, fear, risk, pleasure, reward, gambling, aggression, sexual desire, novelty
|Protein, tyrosine. High fat, endorphins.
ADHD stimulants (Adderall, ritalin)
|Alcohol, methamphetamine (long term) ||
|Work stress, caffeine ||
||Fight, flight, action
| Stress, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, ritalin, ecstacy, ketamine, antidepressants, MAO-A, tricyclics, bupropion (wellbutrin®), atomoxetine (strattera®)
||Action, wakefulness, energy
|Protein, tyrosine, tyramine (cheese)
|Glutamate, caffeine, cocaine, ketamine, PCP ||
If the interrogator wants you in a good mood, they will feed you with high fat foods, chocolate and junk food in the hours before interrogation.
Punishment. If they want to punish you, you will be given a diet that enhances depression.
Chocolate may improve mood temporarily due to the high levels of sugar, fat, phenylethylamine, and caffeine.
- Folic Acid. A lack of folic acid in the diet may be linked to depression. Eat oranges, turkey, asparagus, beets, soybeans, green leafy vegetables, spinach.
- Selenium. Low levels of selenium in the diet can make you grouchy, anxious and depressed. Eat whole grains, tomatoes, eggs, broccoli, tuna, and sunflower seeds
- Low Fat. Low fat can make you feel grouchy. Foods high in fat increase endorphins which make you feel happy.
- Low Protein. Protein increases alertness and helps give you more energy.
- Low Carbohydrates. Decreases serotonin and leads to depression.
Stimulants: Caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine
» Amphetamines: Dexedrine, Ritalin, Cylert, Adderall, Fen-Phen. They are used to suppress appetite and treat ADHD.
ADHD is treated with amphetamines, ritalin, strattera®
Antidepressants: MAO inhibiters, tricyclics, SSRI, Bupropion, Atomoxetine
» MAO Inhibiters: Increase serotonin and noradrenaline. Parnate®, Nardil®, Marplan®
» Tricyclics: Dulls pain. Increase serotonin and noradrenaline. Imipramine (Tofranil®), clomiprimine (Anafranil®), amitriptyline (Elavil®)
» SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibiters): Increase serotonin. Fluoxetine (Prozac®), paroxetine (Paxil®), sertraline (Zoloft®), fluvoxamine (Luvox®)
Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the USA.
Tranquilizers: Reduce anxiety and tension but do not cause drowsiness. Librium®, Valium®, Halcion®, Xanax®
Opiates: Pain killers. Morphine, codeine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone.
Psychadelics: Distort perception of sights and sounds.
» Synthetic: LSD, ecstasy (MDMA), DOM or "STP", PCP.
» Natural: mescaline, psilocybin, dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
Sedatives: Cause drowsiness. Ethanol, barbiturates (phenobarbital, secobarbital, seconal®), meprobamate (Miltown®, Equanil®)
Marijuana: Acts as a sedative, opiate, psychadelic and improves appetite
- Noradrenaline. This neurotransmitter automatically excites the body making them restless.
- Sanguine (Dopamine). They always want to have fun.
- Choleric (Adrenalin). They always want to accomplish tasks quickly. Workaholics.
- Acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter automatically calms the body.
- Melancholy (Oxytocin). They always want to establish relationships of trust.
- Phlegmatic (Serotonin, Acetylcholine). They want to slow down, focus and be content.
|The Hypnotic Sales Pitch|
Imagine catering a dinner designed to manufacture these chemicals in the body from the environment and foods we eat.
The speaker and speech are selected based on fame, good looks or expertise.
The oxytocin air freshener stimulates trust.
The red color in the room stimulates impulse buying.
The colors, background music and images are all designed to create the right moods to bypass your internal alarm systems and quickly bring you towards a decision of their own choosing.
Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids make you relaxed, positive and more agreeable.
Urgency. The images, messages and music convey a sense of urgency about being left behind, being old fashioned or missing a good deal.
Lower Inhibitions. Alcohol, entertainment (sex, nudity).
The inevitable crash from this high intensity life style is fixed with another cocktail of misapplied neurotransmitter stimulants.
Nicoteine, caffeine, alcohol, sleeping pills, opiates, antidepressants and amphetamines are used to produce the calming effects of serotonin.
God says we should come to Him and an understanding based on reason, not feeling and emotion.
Come now let us reason together ... (Isaiah 1: 18)
Advertising uses the back door of stimulating emotion because they have stumbled across these principles that Christians ignore.
- Images (Television and the Internet).
... By beholding ... we become changed (2 Corinthians 3: 18)
We should not look at or read what undermines our faith, or we will be changed by it.
These lower our inhibitions, provide an alternate life style and change our moral center.
- Sound (Popular Music).
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10: 17)
We should not listen to what undermines our faith, or we will be changed by it.
Music lowers our inhibitions and attach emotions with the new moral messages.
The music industry has already changed the Christian church because we have willingly become a market for their hybrid music.
I honestly cannot tell the difference between sacred and secular music anymore. And it is not simply the words, it is the music.
The words are generally designed to be flexible enough to fit in any love song market and the music is designed for a romantic dance party. That is not an anthem to the glory of God.
- Work (The Cares of Life). The new work ethic is designed to steal time away from God, your family and yourself.
We develop a new sense of urgency to enjoy every minute of our lives not taken by work and find less room for God. Keeping up with the Jones is a measure of success.
And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
(Mark 4 : 18-19)
For decades the entertainment business has been redefining your inhibitions or associating them with a desired emotional response stimulus.
Love. Sex, nudity, popularity.
Desirable. Rich, thin, popular.
Morality. Outdated, stifling.
Hate. Old moral inhibitions.
- Diet and Appetite. Food conquered the world when Eve submitted to temptation.
Daniel conquered himself and gained approval from God by eating the right foods. He rejected alcohol and meat and ate vegetables and beans and drank water.
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.
Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
So the overseer continued to withold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.
(Daniel 1 : 8, 12, 16)
- Friends and Associates (Peer Pressure and Popular Opinion). Your friends and popular opinion will influence you.
They provide the approval to go forward with our new moral code.
Friendship means keeping terrible secrets and participating in destructive behavior. Anything else is being "a tattle tale" and "not being there" for your friend or "undermining trust" or "being judgmental".
Tattle, tell somebody, object, risk losing the friendship. There is nothing heroic or virtuous about watching a disaster in motion. Being trusted to do nothing is nonsense.
There should be zero tolerance for destructive behavior.
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4 : 4)
- The Law of Sin. Several simultaneous messages are meant to undermine our spiritual reasoning and make us fall back to the natural state of sin.
We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
(Romans 7: 14-15).
Even religious groups have adopted their own version of these secular values.
- There is no right or wrong answer. Yes there is! This is the first message that is sent when they are trying to change a culture by appealing to the youth.
They make a separation between the old and new values and undermine old values with such arguments.
Often they will pick on the weakest tradition that they can defeat and slowly move from there.
There are absolutes. There is a wrong or right answer in almost everything.
By the time they have decimated your values they will have convinced you that you have been given the supreme value of choice. But they have concealed the pitfalls of your new freedom and you truly have no real choice.
Choice is valued by God. We are free to choose good and evil but we bear the consequences.
Switching your values for the decadent western values bring more heartache, exploitation, drugs, violence, disrespect, crime, diseases, dissatisfaction, loss of humanity, loss of family, lower ambition, separation and dishonesty.
What they show you is money, success, freedom, flowers and blue skies.
Judge and Jury. The religious version of this secular value is "Don't be judgmental".
Persecutors and advertisers will make the argument for relevance instead of truth when faced with doctrinal questions.
But relevance is a concept that depends on current opinion and immediate concerns. Truth is eternal.
- Rules are made to be broken. This message is intended to bypass our moral conscience, setting aside "antiquated rules" such as the ten commandment.
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good
(Romans 7: 12)
Persecutors and advertisers will make an argument about "old fashioned ideas" to convince you to accept another set of paradigms based on the "rational views" of science.
Science and Knowledge. For those who believe that they are above emotional reaction, a counterfeit knowledge takes the place of spiritual knowledge.
This rational counterfeit also works hard at undermining the spiritual knowledge.
Faith never contradicts scientific fact because it was God who created the physical world.
But science tries to interpret everything it sees without acknowledging God.
So for the intellectual crowd, their inhibitions are bypassed by the laws of science that has an irrational hatred of God instead of the law of popular opinion.
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge".
which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith Grace be with you.
(1 Timothy 6: 20-21)
Freedom in Christ. This religious version of this secular value is that "the old Jewish law of God has been changed". We now have "freedom in Christ".
- If it feels good do it. This message teaches us to rely on our lusts and emotion.
We act without self control or restraint.
It is a companion to the "majority rules" adage. If it "feels good" and "everybody is doing it" then we are foolish if we do not submit to these common desires.
This is an argument made in religious persecution.
but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin
(Romans 7: 23-25)
If you have a powerful addiction, God can rescue you.
Sometimes just knowing and understanding what is happening can trigger some internal mechanism that will help you.
|Half of all college students abuse drugs or alcohol|
Success ("If it looks good acquire it and show it"). Profit and riches have become a moral imperative and is the sole determinant of success.
Any definition of success without riches is not accounted as real success.
Blessings. This religious version of this secular value is these are "blessings from God" to be sought after because they are your right and are proof of God's favor.
Also "if it is good it is from God", but we have already redefined the meaning of "good".
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
(1 John 2: 16)
- The Power of Symbols. By accident I believe that advertisers have stumbled across the powerful nature of symbolism.
It is a universal language of the mind. Symbols serve to link meanings to images while implying context.
Symbols are how God kept His message pure for thousands of years.
The Jews obediently followed the rituals and symbols of their feasts and laws for thousands of years.
Even when they were disobedient to the laws, the seemingly useless symbolic ceremonies remained unchanged.
Then Jesus the Christ recognized Himself in the symbols and was able to fulfill the will of God.
The Marlboro Man from Marlboro Country. "He is his own man in a world that he owned."
This cigarette spokesman was handsome, rugged, virile, macho, healthy, successful, wealthy, simplistic and pressure free. The ad evoked images of freedom, desirability and he looked full of life clothed in his cowboy suit with the sexy cigarette.
He is a masculine image in the fresh clean outdoors surrounded by women and stallions.
Several actors who played him, died of lung cancer caused by smoking.
Wayne McLaren (1976) died in 1992 at the age of 51. McLean died in 1992.
David Millar Jr, the original marlboro man died of emphysema in 1987.
David Goerlitz, the Winston Man had a stroke in his 30's.
Will Thornbury, a model for Camel cigarettes died of lung cancer at 56.
Janet Sackman, a Lucky Strike cigarette girl model was not so lucky. She was struck with lung and throat cancer.
By using food, drugs, coercive messages and actions, torturers can manipulate these internal chemical systems to create the perfect biochemical environment that will maximize your terror and achieve their results.
The desired result could simply be more terror or a change in your response.
A diet that is high in complex carbohydrates will increase serotonin levels. Torturers would prefer to keep this level low.
So they may feed you high fat, high sugar junk foods.
The Power of Knowledge.
God helped me to organize this information by putting the theories in my mind to research.
If advertisers and psychologists have not put together this knowledge completely then why should I help them to assist torturers?
The answer comes with the first lesson that God taught me about the mind and body decades ago.
Once you know what is happening you can easily defeat it with your mind.
There are other neurotransmitters for the higher brain powers that are not known, these can override any primitive response instantly.
I used to wonder why men seemed so much more attractive at regular intervals.
After a few years I decided to chart these feelings and discovered that they were related to my menstrual cycle.
After that, the next time it happened and I remembered why, the feelings and response disappeared instantly and they have never bothered me since.
I make a conscious choice of how to feel.
So, if you are in a coercive situation remember that your body may also be fighting against your mind.
Fight your way through the feelings through knowledge.
Higher reasoning demands that you consider the consequences and remember your principles and remember God.
All addictions come from the same chemicals and the same location in the brain.
This can be good or bad.
The temptations of society bundle these addictions and capitalize on this central pleasure centre of the brain.
So bars and entertainment spots are full of smoke, drugs, food, loud music, flashing lights, gambling, sex and alcohol for a reason.
We can use this centralized design also in order to defeat addictions.
- Desire Change.
Your first step is that your desire to change must be genuine whether or not you believe that change is possible.
- No Fear. You are not alone.
Approach life from the point of view that you are loved and that the universe has a friendly face in control who will do anything to help you.
- Appreciate Life. Start noticing everything around you. Appreciate the differences in personalities as you would appreciate the flowers in a garden.
Now you can be at peace. Relax and notice nature without the assistance of technology.
Instead of jogging and high impact exercise, take the time to walk through nature without your iPod and just notice the animals, the people, the cloud shapes, how the moon changes over time.
By being more aware, I realized that the full moon rises and sets at sunset and sunrise?
I discovered sundogs.
- Pick Your Battles.
You can fight strong addictions by first knowing that you can and that you are stronger than a chemical reaction.
Then you can fight it by gaining control over simpler addictions.
» Smaller Addictions. If you have a very bad addiction that is difficult for you to defeat, try tackling the smaller addictions or bad habits first.
For example, if you are addicted to cigarettes try eating less of a favorite unhealthy food. Eat less sugar or cheese or french fries or coffee or caffeinated beverage.
If you are addicted to gambling, then gain control over diet, sex, spending and risky behavior.
Listen to more soothing music instead of loud hard rock.
Stay home one weekend per month instead of going to a bar or a party.
Watch public television or sleep.
Read a book that does not have to use sex and strong language to keep you interested.
Go walking for 30 minutes instead of surfing the Internet for gambling or porn or shopping.
- Water Not Alcohol. Drink more water and substitute water for other drinks.
- New Love. Get a new hobby that involves creating something, not simply collecting things or watching things. Be a participant not a spectator.
Practise fasting in all areas. This may include avoiding friends and places that encourage your addictions.
Regularly skip a meal, or drink or a type of food or spice for a day, once a month or for one meal.
Use less spice in food. Sleep longer. Turn off the television or avoid immoral shows. Eat fruits and vegetables without sauces, dressings and taste enhancers.
Drink water instead of other beverages.
Practice these simple behaviors once per week or at one meal per day.
» A Hunger For God. Learning to control the appetite as we hunger and thirst for righteousness will help to control the desires of the limbic system.
The purpose of fasting is to starve the lusts of the flesh so that we can feed the spirit.
Therefore fasting in not only the cessation of food and other sources of pleasure. It must be accompanied with the study of the Torah for the specific purpose of drawing nearer to God by learning more about His love and wisdom.
So we should not fast for things such as a new building, job or money. We pray for these things.
But fasting is specifically for obtaining knowledge and wisdom from God.
So we pray for the success of an evangelistic campaign, but we fast for the wisdom to conduct one.
- Substitute. Deprivation might lead to more craving, so substitute something healthy for something given up.
For example, substitute plain water for alcohol for at least one meal each day or one day per month.
- Escalate. Once you are comfortable slowly increase your program. Walk more days or longer hours. Fast more.
- Maintenance. Set a goal to keep up these healthy habits. Fast one meal per week or one day per month.
Walk for 30 to 60 minutes at least five times per week.
- Moral Control.
Take up Bible study. Challenge God to come to you. There are certain sincere challenges that God cannot resist.
Intimate knowledge of the Torah and a love of God allows us to master our moral center.
God will respond to us in practical help and possibly even in visions and dreams.
- Good Company and Peer Pressure.
Part of the system to assist us is to associate with people of good moral character where there will be encouragement to do good and the courage to confront you on wrong doing.
The problem with the world is that the pressure every where is to subvert your moral guidance.
This is done directly by approving of wicked behavior and indirectly by feeding addictions for vice through sound, images, entertainment and advertisement.
Constant pressure to buy, or conform with images of food and sex while disparging good moral character sabotages this system.
God's Remedy for Psychological Healing.
- Physical. Diet and exercise. In an environment of torture you have no control over this. But you can do what Daniel and his friends did, choose to eat only those foods that you know will help you.
- Mental. Sleep, worship. The torture environment is designed to counteract this. Therefore, counteract it internally through communion with God.
If you are forced to stay awake think about your heavenly Father. Close your eyes to the images that they are trying to impose on you.
- Spiritual. Sabbath rest. The torture environment is designed to counteract this or even disorient you so that you do not know the passing of time, so make every day a Sabbath day.
Take a break from interrogation, worry, work, from fun and play, from images, smells, conversations. Rest from everything except communion with God.
Some people substitute excess "communion with nature" and "family fun time" with one on one communion with God.
While some of this may repair personal relationships, it still falls short of the ideal of total spiritual rest and communion with God.
Family time will involve some of the same images and activities that stimulate us. Excessive efforts to commune with nature such as hiking and "a Sabbath day at the beach" will give a dopamine high that will make you feel good but you are still stimulating the same chemical pathways to self satisfaction.
Sabbath. The Sabbath is a key concept in the Plan of Salvation.
The Sabbath is designed for rest from these chemicals and to build up the pathways in the brain that require higher thoughts.
Through our study of the covenant and the law, we know that every action of God is based on legal standards.
Legally, the Sabbath is the only day where He is allowed to do something extra special for humanity.
He cannot legally do this on any other day to the extent that He can do it on the Sabbath.
Perhaps the Sabbath rest is a key weapon to fight against this final tactic of Satan. A psychochemical attack on our higher reasoning.
However, when evil tries to deprive us of this Sabbath blessing, God can resort to another law to help us.
... where iniquity abounds grace much more abounds ... (Romans 5: 20)
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
One other interpersonal theory is useful in understanding how torture can be designed to fit your temperament.
|God ||- |
|Best||Acquisitions ||- |
|Respect||Contribution||Recognition ||- |
|Friendship||Family||Intimacy||Church ||- |
|Breathe||Body Temperature||Water||Food||Sleep||Waste Disposal|
Maslow identified five basic physical needs for survival.
The last three higher order needs are the components of the personality.
The personality affects the lower order physical needs in terms of importance, quantity and quality sought and the recipients of these valued items.
Different personalities may seek more or less for themselves and for others.
The need of self transcendence leads us to seek more of these basic and higher order needs for others.
Torturers exploit these basic physical needs to heighten the psychological terror.
Because, if a need is not met it can be used as a motivator to coerce cooperation and behavior.
- Physiological. Breathe, regulate body temperature, water, sleep, food, dispose of body waste.
- Safety. Security, health, finances, shelter, employment.
- Social (Love and Belonging). Friendship, love, acceptance, affection, companionship, sex or intimacy, family, church.
- Self Esteem (Status). Need for achievement, attention, respect, value, contribution and recognition.
- Self Actualization. To be the best by reaching your full potential.
- Self Transcendence. Spiritual needs.
|The Temptation of Christ|
Satan exploited the first three basic needs while trying to achieve his own twisted need for self esteem and self actualization.
Like all torturers he is a pathetic creature.
They know that everyone has these basic needs and they tend to exploit the most basic needs first.
Then the next step is to assess your need for inclusion, control and affection
in order to launch a psychological attack on your higher order needs.
They manipulate your social and self esteem needs to trick you into false confessions.
Modern, traditional torture tends to exploit all levels up to self esteem.
But the call to defend against new types of religious war means that they are exploring ways to exploit the higher needs.
At the last moment they will resort to the medieval system of pure brute terror.
Religion. To torture the religious they will corrupt your morals with X-Rated videos, music or behavior.
And they will violate your body by subjecting you to forced nudity and rape.
They exploit special needs by denying or deliberately corrupting the need for special diet or special time for worship or access.
Ironically, self transcendence leads us to seek more of the good for others and less for ourselves.
Therefore, the best way to torture the religious is to torture others and try to blame it on you.
This will be your greatest test as victims look to you for a solution to their problem or the cause of it.
The most heart breaking victims will be children, especially your own.
How easy or trivial the choice will seem to stop the rape of your child by simply worshipping your God on another day?
Is a belief more important than a physical tragedy?
Could you remember that the issues are much greater and much older than your current tragedy?
You must remember Who is your greatest love and fall in love again.
The key to religious exploitation is taking advantage of false beliefs and ideas we have had about authority and submission.
Most of this is blind submission to obvious degenerate and exploitative behavior.
Their behavior will also be excused by you.
Question everything like Job and realize that what you feel has value especially when your motive is pleasing God out of love, not fear.
In such extreme situations it is imperative that we forget our cautious attitude to God and approach God without fear.
Because all their methods will be based on exacerbating physical, mental and social fear in order to cause spiritual fear.
Only you can eliminate your spiritual fear.
This is your weapon.
|Basic Need || General Method || Religious Method |
| Physiological || Removal or threatening of a basic item for immediate survival. Attack the five senses |
| 1 || Breathe || Simulated drowning in water, urine or toilet waste. Covering head in plastic bag. Sitting on chest |
| 2 || Regulate body temperature || Extremes of heat and cold. Exposure. Covering in cold water. Inadequate clothing or shoes. Standing in the snow. Tied to hot surfaces. Cigarette burns || Burning at the stake |
| 3 || Sleep || Sleep deprivation. Bright lights for 24 hours per day. Excessive noise. |
| 4 || Water || Lack of water, dirty water || Alcohol, unclean foods, forbidden food |
| 5 || Food || Starvation, plain, disgusting, old, contaminated food. Vermin filled food. Forced cannibalism. |
| 6 || Dispose of waste || No waste facilities. Forced to live in urine and feces. Space not cleaned. Vermin infested. Standing in open cesspools or living next to it || Urine and feces on religious property |
| 7 || Eliminate Pain ||Cause pain, discomfort. Aggravate old wounds. Beating, punching, kicking, electrocution, noise |
| 8 || Five Senses ||
See. Hooding. Constant light or dark. No color. Confusing colors or designs. Warm colors.
Hear. Noise bombing. Loud noise or white noise. No sound or contact for long periods.
Smell. Bad smells, bad air, urine, feces. Choking, hot air. Difficult breathing.
Feel. Heat and cold, hard, rough and sharp. Acid burns, cuts, beating. Isolation. Fear.
Taste. Bad taste and texture. Bland.
Balance. Hanging upside down. Beating ear drums, spinning and rocking. May cause nausea.
Sensory Deprivation. No color, white noise (monotonous tone), no odors, bland taste, isolation
Sensory Overload. Many warm colors. Loud continuous noise. Strong odors. Sharp, spicy taste
| Safety || Removal or threat to means of acquiring safety and security. Gender is an important factor in this evaluation as culture determines the acquisition and distribution of the factors that satisfy this need |
| 1 || Person (Body) || Pain, beating, rape, threats, mind games, Russian roulette, terrorizing with dogs or wild animals |
| 2 || Shelter || Mortgage discrimination, foreclosures, seizing property. |
Imprisonment. Sensory deprivation. Plain, no color, hard, uncomfortable, confining, exposure, vermin infestation
| Threats to tax status |
| 3 || Employment || Loss of job, denial of opportunities. No protection for religious needs ||Sabbath |
| 4 || Security || Loss of job, home, property, family. Imprisonment, no access to lawyers || Threat against church |
| 5 || Finances || Seizing property, bank accounts, valuable personal items. Forced bankruptcy. Forced expenses |
| 6 || Mental ||Maximize fears, phobias, aversions (religious, cultural, personal) |
|Social (Love and Belonging) || Removal or threat to close relationships by terrorizing loved ones, ruining your reputation. Psychological operations. Threats of exposure of real or manufactured secret behavior |
| 1 || Friendship || Solitary confinement, isolation || Reeducation |
| 2 || Family || Separation. No communication. Disturbing rumors. Lies || Remove children |
| 3 || Sex || Isolation. Rape, sodomy. Filming and distributing your degradation. Exposure to X-Rated movies or behavior. Castration || Forced to watch,read, participate |
| 4 || Church || Exposing past behavior or distributing lies. || Media propaganda |
| Self Esteem || Removal of any access to items, activity, information or communication that establishes your value to yourself or others. This is best done when a leader is incarcerated with their former subordinates |
| 1 || Respect || Public nudity. Degrading conditions and treatment. Cursing, bullying, shouting, laughing, ridiculing. Expose humiliation to former subordinates || Attack beliefs |
| 2 || Contribution || No activities, boredom || - |
| 3 || Recognition || Menial tasks, degrading assignments and conditions, ridiculing || Ridiculing beliefs |
| Self Actualization || Removal of opportunities or threats to opportunities |
| 1 || Pursue Goals || Absolute control. No access to books, opportunities, indefinite detention || Role reversal |
| Self Transcendence || Removal or threatening of your religious practice, existence, reputation and social structure |
| 1 || Authority || Humiliating former leaders. Demonstrating omnipotence. Taunting, "Where is your God?" |
| 2 || Submission || Forcing submissive behavior to your captives. Rape and prostitution of yourself and others |
| 3 || Guilt || Blaming you for their actions on your friends and family. Telling you that you enjoyed your rape |
| 4 || Rewards || Relabelling occasional indulgences as "blessings". Fake conversions. Fake friendships |
The next method of exploitation is to find a way to blame us for their treatment of others and making us believe that we can be the blessing or savior of our church.
The Methods of Interrogation
Interrogators and investigators have long known the powers of the mind and how deprivations of certain kinds for a certain length of time can lead to psychological breakdown.
You eventually believe anything, you eventually say anything in order to survive at that moment. Truth or consequences are irrelevant, the current moment is the only reality.
As you read the following tactics and how they are meant to tear you down psychologically, remember that these are just the "civilized" methods.
When the Spirit of God gives up men and women and no longer appeal to their conscience, while at the same moment demonic spirits fill in the vacuum left by God
what type of evil will we experience?
The following was taken from a 1998 article by Mr. Steve Wright of the Omega Foundation,
An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control in a subsection on "Interrogation, Torture Techniques and Technologies"
he describes several methods and their psychological impacts.
I have added information on spiritual defense.
One manual discusses using intense fear, deep exhaustion, solitary confinement, unbearable anxiety, standing to attention for long periods of time, sleep and food deprivation, stripping suspects naked and keeping them blindfolded in dark interrogation rooms with no windows and no toilet.
All for the purpose of inducing rapid nervous breakdown through a process of sensory deprivation, high physical and psychological stress and terror.
| General Method ||Effects || Examples || Defense |
|Monopolisation of Perception
||Fixes attention upon immediate predicament. Fosters introspection.
Eliminates stimuli competing with those controlled by captor. Frustrates all action not consistent with compliance.
||Physical isolation. Darkness or bright light. Barren environment. Restricted movement. Monotonous food.
||Focus on the love of Jesus for both you and your captor. Sing.
||Cultivates anxiety and despair.
||Threats of death. Threats of non return. Threats of endless interrogation and isolation. Threats against family. Vague threats. Mysterious changes of treatment.
||Perfect love removes all fear
||Provides positive motivation for compliance. Hinders adjustment to deprivation.
||Occasional favors. Fluctuations of interrogators' attitudes. Promises. Rewards for partial compliance. Tantalizing.
||Practice self-denial if you can. If not, remember that this is a plot to frustrate you.
||Deprives victim of all social support of his ability to resist. Develops and intense
concern with self. Makes victim dependent upon interrogator.
||Complete solitary confinement. Complete isolation. Semi-isolation. Group isolation.
||Jesus is with you. You are not alone.
|Induced Debility Exhaustion
||Weakens mental and physical ability to resist.
||Semi-starvation. Exposure. Exploitation of wounds. Induced illness.
Sleep deprivation. Prolonged constraint. Prolonged interrogation. Forced writing. Over-exertion. Stress positions
||Focus on the joys ahead
||Suggests futility of resistance.
||Confrontation. Pretending co-operation taken for granted. Demonstrating complete control over victim's fate.
||God is in control
||Makes cost of resistance more damaging to self esteem than capitulation. Reduces prisoner to 'animal level' concerns.
||Personal hygiene prevented. Filthy infested surrounds.
Demeaning punishments. Insults and taunts. Denial of privacy. Detainees were urinated upon. Rape of all kinds.
Chile used rape by German Shepherds during the period of the 'disappeared'.
||Jesus defines who you are.
|Enforcing Trivial Demands
||Develops habits of compliance
||Forced writing. Enforcement of minute rules.
||Obey your adversary quickly. You are pleasing God not them.
||Visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic deprivation
||Hooded before interrogation. White noise in the background. Periods of immobilization.
Wear loose overalls several sizes too big.
||Focus on the promises of God. Design your mansion in heaven.
|Chemicals. Mimics sensory deprivation
||Deprives brain of oxygen and nutrients and changes the metabolism
||Hooded before interrogation. Days of sleep deprivation. Little or no food or drink.
||Produces intense fear.
Stupid people minimize the horror of psychological torture. When this is the type of fear that will drive people permanently insane
|Russian roulette; firing blanks,
blindfold; the use of stockings and surgical masks by the assailants;
forcing men to stare at a white perforated wall in a small cubicle.
Awakened immediately after you have fallen asleep.
||Do not be afraid. God has conquered death.
|| Beaten, bribed, kicked, burned, suffocated, spalled, ears drummed, torturous exercises for days, terrorized by dogs. Attempted drowning or suffocation. Electrocuted.
||Focus on your Lord during the crucifixion. Do not feel forsaken.
In the war on terror, all these methods are being used. And since most of this is hidden, we do not know what else is being done.
We have even developed other names for some of these techniques.
New Definition of Torture.
Apparently, the Geneva convention is fuzzy and confusing.
So our new definition of what is torture and what is not, has nothing to do with pain.
Whatever does not cause organ failure or death is not torture.
Silly me! I thought torture is whatever causes constant physical, mental or emotional pain.
So by definition, if you are not killed by whatever they do to you then they have not committed torture.
People, are you listening? Do you see what is happening? The final inquisition is here and the inquisitors general are running the country!
What is interesting about this is that the most vocal elements of the religious community have wrapped up war, torture and patriotism into the American flag as a gift from God.
Therefore it is unamerican and ungodly to criticize their position.
I criticize loudly. I condemn it vigorously. And because I am allowed to judge those who claim to be part of the body of Christ, I say shame on you. You and your gutter gods! You never knew YHWH.
Go and read the Seventh Day Adventist prophecies. They predicted this over 150 years ago.
Read a book called "the Great Controversy" by Ellen G. White.
|Long Time Standing ||Forced to stand for long periods. Often hooded and with electrodes attached. Donald Rumsfeld is reported to have asked why they cannot stand longer than forty hours. He needs a lesson in biology and a more important one in decency and humanity.|
|Attention Slap and |
|Beating and threatening|
|Water Boarding ||Hung upside down, face in cellophane and water poured on your face. This is drowning or suffocating|
|Palestinian Hanging ||A stress position in which one is hanged by the wrists and pulled out of the sockets. People have died from this (Mandel Al Jamadi)|
|Cold Cell ||Naked in a 10º to 5ºC cell with cold, freezing water thrown on you|
|Medieval Torture Methods
||Death|| Burning at the stake, the rack, drawn and quartered, iron maiden, the pear, Judas cradle, hanging, eaten by animals, buried alive.
Rape, burns, exposure, water torture, degradation, strappade (Hanging or suspending by weights), terrorized by wild animals, finger nails and toe nails removed, peeled skin.
Electrical shocks, tazers, chemical weapons (Phosphorous melts skin down to the bone).
We will do worse things than any other previous generation.
Four years after I wrote this, I still marvel at the fact the Holy Spirit guided me into this. He was the one to tell me to make the connection between your personality and torture.
I found no literature on the subject, so I used my education and personal observations to guide my thinking.
I am even more amazed that our country is doing this. I did not expect it so quickly.
Just like the Nazi Germany doctors, our military doctors are being used to identify psychological weaknesses so that interrogators can exploit it
and then to medically revive them so that they can be conscious for more and longer periods of torture.
|The Image to the Beast|
In July 2008, lawyers for a Canadian boy of Afghani descent told the people that their government was lying about this child who was arrested at 15, tortured and not been tried after six years.
As the boy cried in despair, aware that nobody believed him and nobody was there to help him, he said something that was shocking to me.
"I have no eyes, I have no legs". The extent of his psychological and emotional torture had confused him so much that he thought that he was blind and lame!
These are the conditions under which we are willing to take testimony from people and these are methods that we call "not really torture". Imbecile! Your mind is a putrid grave.
I even heard one Christian say, "they are not doing real torture".
How stupid can one be? Unless she sees the bed of nails and the other Medieval torture devices then all this physical and psychological suffering is
simply "college fraternity pranks" as the war criminal Rumsfeld calls it.
We are using both modern and medieval torture techniques and devices.
But when the goal is death, and not the "noble goal" of gathering information about "the guy with his finger on the trigger of the nuclear bomb" then the other deadly methods will be used.
And at that point, the same god-fearing Christian woman will find a reason to excuse this behavior also because at her core she only loves herself and her kind.
People have now been found with their skin removed, finger nails removed, beaten to death, homosexual rape, rape with foreign objects and rape simulations, terrorized by dogs and lions, children are raped.
Contractors do drive by shootings at innocent civilians as if they are in the middle of a video game.
It was a contractor who raped a child in prison. He was an eleven year old boy. Others raped some young girls under twelve years old. On video, American soldiers were raping Iraqi women and we forced an Iraqi father and son to have sex with each other.
How much more evidence do we need to show that we are barbaric and the final inquisition will soon be upon us because we are learning to find excuses for this behavior.
In fact, the persecution is upon us. It just has not reached your group yet.
In September 2006, the new army manual forbids these "enhanced interrogation" methods but the CIA is exempt from these rules.
The Interrogation Of The Church.
Remember that in all situations, God is trying to reconcile people to himself,
so no matter how hopeless a person seems, your response could trigger his or her repentance and salvation.
The trick is to focus on God, focus on the spiritual needs of your enemy.
Do not focus on yourself because, you see, all the methods are designed to have you focus on yourself, your immediate predicament and your escape.
Remember in all things that God "will not give you more than you can bear", so smile with confidence.
God thinks you are a really brave person.
Read the tale of the martyrs, they died singing, they died with joy, they kept their eyes on Jesus.
Use your mind creatively, focus on Jesus and his death on the cross, His love for you, His love for your captors and His generous gift to mankind.
|The Descent of a Nation |
The road to despotism is paved with the lives of the innocent and the guilty -
and it starts with leaders who believe that they have the capacity to always act civilized - and gets its approval from people paralyzed by hate and fear.
Men who believe that their cause is just.
That God is only on their side.
Leaders who exploit fear or who are guided by fear.
Nations that are seduced into seeing temporary evil as a good solution.
Nations that eventually lose the capacity to love.
Nations that will eventually be condemned by the court of human history - and who have already been condemned by God.
|I wrote this before Abu Ghraib, before Guantanamo Bay, before the Patriot Act and military tribunals, at what I believed was the request of the Holy Spirit.
Never in my wildest Armageddon scenario would I believe that we (our generation) would be guilty of torturing and raping children under normal war conditions.
And, that religious leaders would turn a blind eye because "extraordinary actions are needed in extraordinary times".
I could tell you to focus on a time when this will be our war stories, when we will laugh at the arrogance of those who think they are omnipotent and in full control,
to look at the reward of the wicked. But I have the feeling it will not be about our stories but it will be about His.
Now that the anti-terrorism act is law, indefinite detentions may be done. Torture is openly allowed in the name of national security.
This brings up the possibility of more false confessions.
During this period they try to extract "confessions" and incriminating evidence.
Most people will give false confessions to end the brutal psychological treatment.
It is therefore frightening that the government has turned to a special justice system for
"terrorists" in which these tactics are allowed - but the accused is subject to indefinite detention,
has no rights to a lawyer (or anyone that can help their fragile mental state) and the rules of a military court proceedings are different.
It is equally alarming that the United States has applied for, and received, a "special exemption" from
the United Nations for immunity from war crimes.
What alarms me is that I did not think that it was possible.
There are no civilized laws or group of people to protect you.
The road to despotism is paved with the lives of the innocent and the guilty -
and it starts with leaders who believe that they have the capacity to always act civilized - and gets its approval from people paralyzed by hate and fear.
Men who believe that their cause is just.
That God is only on their side.
Leaders who exploit fear or who are guided by fear.
Nations that are seduced into seeing temporary evil as a good solution.
Nations that eventually lose the capacity to love.
Nations that will eventually be condemned by the court of human history - and who have already been condemned by God.
The Interrogation Environment
Any good interrogation environment first establishes control, then tries to secretly assess personality.
All acts of torture or coercion are meant to exploit this advantage in order to gain what is needed.
The interrogators have several goals and a precise order in which these are carried out.
- Control the environment.
The religious detainee must realize that God is there with them. So do not be afraid.
- Obtain knowledge about you and your activities.
The religious detainee must realize that no matter what horrible secrets they know about you, you are forgiven.
So do not speak to them. Under the new laws you have no right to an attorney and you are guilty. Nothing you say will be helpful to you.
Anything you say gives them an idea about your fears and weaknesses.
- Assess your personality, strengths and weaknesses.
The religious detainee must realize that Christ is their strength, there will be justice and God is watching.
Apathy, silence and disinterest is your only weapon. Do not be baited by arguments designed to make you respond based on the things about which you are passionate or on arguments that you think you can win.
You cannot win. So if they want to say that the earth is flat, let them.
- Match the appropriate investigator to your personality.
The religious detainee must realize that no one is your friend. A fake interest in your religion, family and hobbies is just a pretense.
- Create an interrogation plan suited towards your personality and religion. Later, they may change to coercive methods if they believe that milder methods will not work.
The religious detainee must realize that they will torture you, no matter what.
There is nothing you can do to stop it. They will make you feel guilty by telling you that you could have stopped it, but do not believe anything they say.
Assume that every time they open their mouth a lie falls out.
- Develop a relationship between you and the interrogator. You create emotional bonds because your freedom or needs in captivity depends on this person.
They hope that you will get to the state where you do not want to disappoint this person.
This is the role that the religious detainee must keep separate. God is your friend, these people are not.
Since I wrote this article four years ago, I found evidence this year that the government has contracted with a company to find methods to deal with religious detainees.
They will probably concentrate on methods that evoke guilt and shame. Rape, sexual situations, homosexual torture, guilt, unclean foods and public shame.
- Get you to a breaking point and "help" you to find a way out through submission.
The religious detainee must submit to God only.
- Confession, conversion, cooperation.
The religious detainee must not convert.
There are some fundamental differences between ordinary criminals versus people targeted for persecution.
This changes the goals of an interrogation, but not the psychological methods.
|Comparison ||Criminal || Religious Detainees |
|Characteristic ||May tell a lie || No lying, silence |
|Goal 1 ||Confession || Conversion |
|Goal 2 ||Information on crime || Information on others or beliefs |
|Strengths ||Innocence || Holy Spirit |
|Weaknesses ||Fear, guilt || Loved ones |
|Opportunities ||Alibi, money, lawyer || Testimony, witness about God, Bible study |
|Threats ||Imprisonment || Torture, imprisonment and death |
In an atmosphere of religious persecution we have a moral advantage over that of normal detainees.
We are not criminals.
This is our basic situation:
- We are not criminals. In fact, we are in this predicament because we want to be faithful to God.
- We have information they need - (location of other members)
- We refuse to behave in a prescribed manner on moral grounds.
- We are compassionate. Because of this they can attempt to exploit guilt by limiting options.
(for example, a terrible act will occur because we refuse to do what they demand).
This will be blamed on us. But this is false.
They are the ones who are limiting our choices.
They are the ones who will perform this terrible act.
Phases of Interrogation
- Establish Bonds. The theory is that you are less likely to lie to this person and later on in the interrogation,
you might feel the need to please this person. Or you may feel stress about their opinion of you.
Snap out of it!
- Establish Normal Behavior. Through the use of body language, they determine how you behave when you are being truthful or deceptive.
The interrogators use two basic techniques
- Kinesic Interview. Establishes how you act when you are telling the truth.
- Neurolinguistic Interview. Establishes how your brain works when you are processing information.
What you do when you are thinking versus remembering.
- Preliminary Determination of Guilt. By using thinking and memory questions.
Observation of body language will tell whether or not you are being deceptive about the nature of the crime.
In a normal criminal investigation, it is at this point where a determination is made to continue the questioning.
If they believe that you are being deceptive, then the interrogation will continue.
For cases involving religious persecution, you will move to the next phase no matter what.
Because the motive is not confession it is coerced conversion, or justification for extermination.
» Encircled by the Wolf Pack.
At this point they will launch a campaign to isolate you. In high profile cases the media will be used to tarnish you or your group with lies and innuendoes.
Various "leaks" will report that you are "not cooperating", given "inconsistent" statements, "being questioned again", "last one" to see the victim, have an "inconclusive" lie detector test, "failed" the test, or "hired a lawyer".
These are all things that "only the guilty would do".
Ask for a lawyer!
A lawyer may even be working with them. You have only God.
- Break Bonds (Isolate). They will encourage your loved ones to abandon you or pressure you to conform so that you will confess or convert. The only remaining bond is the interrogator.
This is like kissing Hitler. Do not feel so desperate that you fall for this.
- Bankrupt Finances. They will cut off your finances by turning your family and your employers against you. In some cases they may even freeze your financial assets.
You will be forced to spend down your assets by hiring expensive lawyers and eventually you will be in a financial position that leaves you more vulnerable.
- Peer Pressure. They may even send you home after they have coached a couple of friends and family members to wear you down.
In a criminal case it may be to tape a confession or a conflicting story.
In a persecution case it will be to convince you to have "common sense", to threaten to take your children and assets or to abandon you.
- Direct Accusation. Using a combination of lies and displays of dominance, you will be led to believe that they have information that they do not have.
They will lie about the results of a lie detector test, evidence, witnesses against you so that they can continue the interrogation.
- Showing The Instruments (The Fear Factor). At some point during the interrogation they will show you and threaten you with the instruments of torture. This is the thing that will give you absolute fear.
In the inquisition it was the same process.
In the civilized modern world the instruments of coercion are threats of the death penalty and fear of rape in prison and your reputation or loss of anything that is of value to you.
- Coerced Confession. You will be terrorized and tortured until you confess.
- Showing the Instruments. They will show the instruments of torture and the sights and sounds of people being tortured or executed.
- Uncoerced Confession. Within a day of your confession, you are required to repeat your confession without the implements of torture present.
This is your "uncoerced confession" ... for the record.
» The majority cannot be wrong.
» Errors in the Bible.
» Translation errors.
» Leave it to the experts.
» Contradictions in the Bible.
» Misquoting scripture.
» Mixing truth and error.
» Obscure Bible events.
- Theme Development. The prisoner is not allowed to talk other than to confess.
They will talk fast, use absurd logic, answer their own question with the answer that they want you to give.
During this time the interrogator provides them with an "acceptable" reason for committing the crime that fits with their personality and beliefs.
They develop several different stories for the theory of the crime and try to determine, by body language,
the story that you are more likely to accept.
For cases of religious persecution, they may use logic or scholarly argument or appeal to the intelligence of the majority.
This is where knowledge of the personality can give them ideas about how to structure their
stories. They may emphasize duty to the ISFJ and ESFJ. To the ESFJ who hates criticism, they may base the acceptable story on one that no one can criticize.
They will give you several alternate reasons for committing the crime or for cooperating.
They try to establish which reason is more or less acceptable.
They continue this activity for hours until you are at the point of surrender. It may take as little as four to eight hours to break you.
Notice that the objective is no longer truth - but believing that you are guilty they will attempt to find the story to which
you will confess. And why will you confess if you are innocent?
Because you are tired. You have been psychologically drained.
You have been repeatedly told that you are lying, that no one believes you, that you are guilty, or even that they sympathize with your reasoning and actions.
You feel trapped. You want a break, a way out.
Your one thought is to do anything to get home, get some rest and deal with this later.
And they have crafted just the right story that you will accept.
And because you have regressed to an infantile state you will believe and do foolish things.
To deal with this, believe in your innocence, then remember that these will be the war stories of your life experiences.
When we get to heaven, we will be telling these stories.
So remember every detail and remember every loving word of encouragement that God has given you.
You may find yourself actually saying, "If I had more to give, I would gladly give it to God".
- Cooperation. The interrogator gives the suspect two options for confession.
One will be rejected and the other will be accepted by the prisoner.
- Recording The Confession. At the end of all this, they will have a socially acceptable version of your confession.
It will be written and signed and may be taped. Nobody sees the torture that preceeded this or that the inconsistencies in the story that they fixed by rehearsing their version of the facts that will match the evidence.
» The Norfolk Four.
In one famous case from a 1997 murder in Virginia, seven navy men were accused and even after the guilty person was found two years later and emphatically stated that he committed the murder alone and that he did not know these seven men and all agreed that the seven men never knew him, the truth made no difference.
Four of the seven men had confessed to rape and murder and "nobody innocent does that".
The other three cases only fell apart because the person who had implicated them recanted.
He lied because the detective would not stop interrogating him until he "named names".
However, the police and prosecutors still believed the other three were guilty.
One of them even had a solid alibi. He lived in Pennsylvania, he was at work and that evening He went out with his friends because it was his birthday.
The DNA never matched any of the seven men. They had passed their lie detector tests.
It was physically impossible for the many from Pennsylvania to be guilty yet none of that mattered. He was charged.
The DNA matched the eighth person who swore that He did it by himself and did not know any of these other men.
After the DNA did not match the first man who had made a false confession that did not fit the facts of the case. The police began to suspect a gang rape.
So they interrogated his room mate.
This man came to believe that he was guilty and he named two other people. His ordeal is interesting because his personality and history seems to have been the key to his responses.
He was shy and alone, with few friends.
After the DNA did not match any of the four men, the detective went fishing for more names.
Another man named three more people because they would not stop threatening him relentlessly until they got what they wanted.
In obtaining the false confessions the police would show them pictures of the crime scene, tell them how the crime occurred and demonstrate on their bodies where the wounds were located.
After restating the confession with the new facts, the confession would be repeated until the poor victim got the facts straight to match the evidence.
After all, you cannot convict a man who confessed to beating a victim to death when she was stabbed and choked.
"You are lying. Your stabbed her, you did not beat her with a shoe."
Years later, the lead interrogating detective was found guilty of extortion.
He was reknowned for closing cases.
He was trying to take bribes from those he arrested to assist them with their case.
This instrument of Satan must have discovered the power he had in the interrogation room and the enabling relationship with the prosecutor and court system that at some point he must have felt like god with the power of life and death.
"Are you an idiot! You stabbed her in the left shoulder, not in her chest."
"Why are you still lying to me, you forgot to mention that you choked her".
The strategy will be to try to assess the person and match them with the appropriate investigator.
- Control. Take control of the person, environment and the situation.
- Physical - arrest, location of interrogation.
- Psychological - deliberately withhold information that could put your mind at ease.
In fact, they might try to imply that the worst might or will happen - if you do not cooperate.
They might also try to minimize the threat or seriousness so that you might cooperate.
- Analysis of your personality through several methods.
- Body language
- Friends and acquaintances - background interviews.
- Test questions
- Analysis of your beliefs to target on the weaker points.
- Will use false logic where faith is the key.
- Will appeal to the views of the majority.
- Will target on your arrogance. How could you be right and so many people are wrong?
- Will exploit your education or lack of it.
- Analysis of your response
- Body language
- Scientific methods - lie detectors like the polygraph or the new lie machine.
There are many methods to gain compliance. These can be enhanced with the proper environment,
psychological torture, deprivation and drugs.
- Force. This was the method used most often in the middle ages.
- Torture. With this method the church killed 50 - 100 million people.
- Threat. To yourself, family and friends.
- Debility. Weakness through starvation, exposure and exhaustion.
- Drugs. Detainees are reporting the use of psychotic drugs such as LSD.
Drugs will be given to make you more relaxed and talkative or to increase your terror through mental delusions or to create a physical addiction that they can use to trade drugs for cooperation during your painful withdrawl.
Drugs like LSD and methadone cause severe pain with the withdrawal symptoms.
- Technology. The use of instruments to measure your involuntary physical responses.
Suppose you know the hiding place or name of church members that they want to get.
They may show you names of places or images and guess the correct answer by observing your response.
- Polygraphs. Perfected by the year 1939, it measures, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiration, perspiration.
These measurements normally increase as you are lying.
- The Lie Machine. Invented in the year 2002. It measures involuntary changes in the blood supply around your eyes - without your knowledge.
- Brain Wave Fingerprinting. This analyzes the P300 brain wave and detects when you see something familiar.
You are asked to view a series of photographs and your reaction is measured.
With the new lie machine, they will measure the blood rushing to your eyes as you see the name of the street where they are.
Your brain will show increased activity for the same reason. These are all involuntary responses that the normal human cannot control.
Your best defense to all questions is silence, and closing your eyes and prayer.
- Truth Serums. They do not force people to tell the truth, they lower our inhibitions so that we talk more.
The more we talk the more information we give. So shut up!
- Hypnosis. Under any form of investigation, you should never subject yourself to this. Resist. You are fighting for control of your mind.
If you allow this, you are subject to human and demonic forces.
- Friendliness. This is a lie. Their objective is to establish a bond so that you will feel intense guilt at betraying this person.
Remember that only God deserves such loyalty. Think about betraying God versus man.
If you think you can control your emotions - then you underestimate the effect on your mental wellness under these tactics.
You will seek out any friendly human face anyone who sympathizes with you - even your torturer.
- Exploiting Your Expected Weaknesses. These are assessed through general personality traits, abnormal psychological behaviors or external concerns (children, property, job, or finances).
- Lying. They will lie about evidence, about other people confessing, about knowing information that they are trying to get from you.
They can also "lie" by setting up the environment to make you believe something that is not true.
This is usually done when two or more people are involved.
They might make you think that the other person has talked by letting you "accidentally" see them smiling or acting friendly towards the other person.
In your state of shock and turmoil, your mind will create false answers for the situation.
In a panic you will do the wrong thing and unknowingly give them information that you want to keep a secret.
Was This a Trap? In April 2006, the government announced that they had dismissed one of their agents for leaking information to the press.
They did this on a Friday so that they could have a two day advantage over the week end.
This announcement followed a new policy of giving everyone a lie detector test to see where the embarrassing leaks came from.
By the next work day the person in question claimed that she was never fired and had not confessed.
Whatever the truth is, it points to a possible scheme to determine who might be involved in the leak.
They have now claimed the right to eavesdrop on any phone conversation without court approval.
One can assume that this was being done.
In making this announcement of a confession, it seems that they may have been trying to scare the journalists and agents involved.
And, they probably monitored the behavior and phone calls of the handful of people that they suspect might be involved.
In an atmosphere of panic, the people probably did not follow their normal precautions.
So they have probably been trapped by displaying certain expected behaviors.
Therefore, this was probably just disinformation and propaganda.
Propaganda. In the case of religious persecution, there is also the coercion on the general population.
The news media will be used to tell lies about you. They will invite you on their shows so that they can make you look like an idiot.
This is easily done by repeating the false statements about you and then not allowing you to defend yourself. You will constantly be interrupted in the middle of your sentence.
You are left to repeat yourself at every opportunity or try to analyze how much of your position you think was clearly stated.
It makes you look like you are incoherent and have no arguments.
However, the host and the opposition are allowed to say whatever they want.
The host is always on the side of the opposition.
People will infiltrate your church and commit deliberate acts of violence and degradation so that it can be applied to you.
The only way you can fight this is to continue to be a loving person to those around you.
- Body Chemistry. They can change the body's chemical response by drugs, hypnosis or enforced weakness through lack of sleep or food.
You are less likely to think clearly and defend yourself under these conditions.
- Physical Pain and Discomfort. These are some of the methods of torture.
- Bagging - attempted suffocation with a plastic bag.
- Electric shock
- Tying to a radiator or heat source.
- Exposure to temperature extremes
- Water torture
- Humiliation - nakedness, rape. Men are not immune.
- Attempted drowning.
- See a list of medieval torture methods.
- Disorder. This tactic does not allow you to maintain a routine. You do not know when you will be allowed to eat or sleep.
They may feed you too often or not enough, wake you up just before or just after sleep.
This frustrates every attempt at order.
- Enforcing Trivial Demands. This demonstrates control over nonsense. It is frustrating.
The body, especially the face and the eyes, betray a lot about the internal emotions.
Interrogators will look at your expressions before, and after a question has been asked.
One obvious way to defeat this system is to be silent or to keep your head and eyes down so that they cannot evaluate facial expressions.
This may be counter productive, because they might resort to more coercive methods.
But if you are innocent and you believe that this is a witch hunt then try to give as little information as possible.
Conceal your body language.
Do not accept the theory that only the guilty person will be uncooperative.
In the case of religious persecution, it is not a question of guilt. It is a question of annihilation.
So, you may have information on the location of friends that they want to capture, and you may not.
If the strategy of the group is to answer no questions, then they cannot tell why you are not answering.
But if you answer some questions and refuse to answer others, then they will have reason to explore those areas that you are avoiding.
Finally, remember that apathy is their number one enemy.
They do not want you to get to this point.
If you do not care what happens then you will not give in to their threats.
Body Language - Visual Evaluation
An experienced interrogator can use a lie detector and body language to guess if you are exhibiting deceptive behavior.
The speed and number of times you blink your eyes, shaking your foot or leg, crossing or uncrossing your legs, the tilt of your head,
the direction (left or right) in which you turn your head when you are thinking of an answer, amount of perspiration and
skin temperature fluctuations. All these are indications of deception.
Here is a summary of some body language evaluations:
- Thinking. The eyes will move to a certain spot. Usually to the left or straight up. This includes questions such as mathematical calculations.
- Remembering. The eyes will generally look to the right. For example, what did you have for lunch yesterday?
- Creating. Your head might tilt to the right if you are accessing the creative side of your brain.
- Truth or Deception. You might be deceptive if you are trying to think of an answer that you should be remembering.
- Surrender Position. Head down, head in hands with elbows on your legs.
- Nervousness. Arms, leg and shoulder movement.
- Dominance. Arms outstretched, feet spread apart. Loud.
Body Language - Electronic Evaluation
The old lie detector could read the changes in respiration, heart rate, perspiration and other physical
changes that indicate that there is discomfort and possibly deceptive behavior.
This machine had to be physically connected to the suspect and evaluated by experts.
In January 2002, a new device that can indicate deception was introduced.
It requires no experts and can be in use without your knowledge.
It reads the thermal images around your eyes.
It is based on an involuntary response when people lie. Usually the muscles around the eyes change slightly, and this causes an increase in blood flow
around that area of the face. It is said to be 80% accurate.
So, learn to plant your feet firmly on the ground, close your eyes, look straight ahead and say nothing.
Wiggle your eyes every once in a while and learn how to blush for no apparent reason.
They will not know if you are reacting to a question or not.
You can confuse them by deciding to alternate where you are looking as you answer a question.
Or keep your eyes fixed straight ahead and closed, but you may not be able to fool the new lie detector.
Their results will be random and inconclusive if you can control your other behaviors.
In a criminal case, this tactic might prolong your interrogation.
In a persecution scenario, this might not matter since their intent is to detain you no matter what.
And they will lie about the fact that they have a lie detector - so believe nothing they tell you.
Effect on the Personalities.
Many of these psychological methods are designed to make you turn inwards.
To regress to an earlier stage. People usually progress from a stage of daydreaming to hallucinations.
For this reason, the intravert may hold out longer.
Since 75% of the population is extrovert and the rarest personality types are all intraverts or those who turn inwards for guidance,
it is no accident that these methods are designed to fit the majority.
Most methods are based on control.
Therefore, the intravert and rare personality types may be targeted for more severe coercion earlier on in the interrogation.
So your personality type should be guarded with just as much diligence as your DNA or back account.
It is the key to your mind.
| General Method || Need || Personality Trait Exploited |
|Monopolisation of Perception ||Control
||Choleric will react to the lack of control. The sanguine will be overcome by boredom.
ENTJ, ENTP and ISTP will react to the control. ENTP will hate the boredom
|Threats||Control ||All personalities |
||Sanguine and melancholy personalities will be trapped in a cycle of hope and despair
||Extravert will be depressed by the lack of human contact
|Induced weakness or exhaustion||Control
||All personalities. Phlegmatic or stubborn will eventually resist. Choleric may resent loss of control,
ENTJ, INTP and ISFJ may be the first to react to the chaos and disorder of this tactic.
||Choleric will not like the control forced on them. ENTJ, ENTP and ISTP will react to the control.
||All personalities. Extroverts, sanguine and perfectionists may initially react to the perception of others.
ISTJ and ESTP are the neat personalities.
|Enforcing Trivial Demands||Control
||Sanguines will be bored. Phlegmatics will eventually become stubborn.
|Sensory Deprivation ||Control
||All personalities. Extroverts and "sensing" types will be the first to react because they depend on the external environment.
|Chemically mimic sensory deprivation ||Control
This is not meant to imply that only some personalities suffer.
All personalities will eventually be affected by all methods of torture and coercion.
But some will become victims more easily than others to some of these methods.
One of the consequences of long hours of questioning while being told repeatedly that you are not telling the truth
is false confessions.
With children, they will tell any story that they think the adult wants them to say.
Often, people get an idea of what the interrogators want by the theme development process.
So, you must be certain of the truth before the interrogation starts.
Because several hours later, you will be tempted to believe what they say especially if you are a victim of the tragedy that is being investigated.
Any mentally healthy, morally upright person can be forced to confess to the most heinous crimes with less than one day of continuous questioning.
One father confessed to the rape and murder of his three year old after only 14 hours of interrogation.
His six year old son was asked the same question 168 times, "Did your father do anything to your sister?"
The family did not have time to grieve their terrible loss, but found themselves mired in gossip, innuendoes, accusations and suspicion.
I have seen almost twelve sailors confess to a murder they did not commit after being questioned less than 24 hours!
These are men who were supposed to be trained in resisting enemy interrogation. Yet they crumbled! What about the ordinary person, faced with grief and then terrible accusations.
What about a person faced with a threat against their reputation?
You are not as strong as you think.
They will convince you that you have committed terrible crimes and "blocked it out of your memory"
because you are basically a good person and your mind could not deal with this uncharacteristic act.
You will believe this because they will lie about the evidence and your mind will want to believe it because your mind simply wants to find a way to end the torture.
Your best defense will be to give them any information in an initial interview, but when it becomes clear that you are under suspicion and you are not being believed do not speak to them any longer.
They will say that "an innocent person would talk" or "you are impeding the investigation" or "an innocent person does not need a lawyer". Ignore them. This is severe mental abuse.
If you walked in believing in your innocence - do not give up!
If you walked in determined to trust in God - do not give up!
If you walked in worshipping alligators on Tuesdays - do not give up! This is not the time to make a drastic change in beliefs - especially to the beliefs of your captors.
God's methods would never involve arrest, torture and forced conversion.
Being stupid is better than being evil any day. But being stupid and evil has to be a tragedy begging to happen.
In cases of persecution, you have to make a decision that this type of coercive environment is not the place to change your beliefs.
You should only reevaluate your beliefs when you are not under immediate threat of life or death.
If your basic desire is to be obedient to God - He will understand.
So what, if you cannot defend this or that doctrine at the moment?
Do you love God? This is the only question you should be asking.
Another tactic that can be used is manufactured evidence. It works because the police are assumed to have integrity.
The police can currently do that legally to force you into a false confession, but they cannot use the evidence in court. The environment is totally different in religious persecution.
But, besides rogue investigators and prosecutors, I believe that this will be used to get false convictions to keep public opinion on their side.
If the court now allows evidence obtained by torture, despite the knowledge that such evidence is almost always false,
and if the government can keep you incarcerated despite the fact that their own biased military tribunals finds you innocent, then they will manufacture physical evidence.
They can lie about documents and evidence and create false reports about laboratory analysis.
During interrogation, they can also trick you into giving forensic evidence after the fact to support their theories.
- Tortured Confessions. Do not tell a lie or give in just to end the terror.
- Fingerprints. If you are given any documents to handle on the pretense that you should look at it to see if you have ever seen it before then they will have your fingerprints on those documents.
Fingerprints cannot disclose what time they were created. What is left is your fingerprint on a signed document applying for membership in a terrorist organization, or embezzling funds or commiting crimes. Signatures are easy to fake.
Finger prints are hard to fake.
- Photographs and Videotape. With computer technology and image editing you could be pictured in incriminating or embarassing acts.
The false pictures could be used to blackmail or convict you.
- Audio. Audio technology could be misused in the same way that image technology is used.
- DNA. Your DNA can be collected and placed in incriminating places.
If you allow them to trick you into surrendering forensic evidence, then when they turn around and try to use that false evidence to convince you of forgotten wrong deeds it might create some inner conflict and initial confusion.
So let them take this evidence by force. If they confront you with it then at least you know that you are not a criminal with memory problems.
These tactics are not only used against you, but they could be used to make you believe errors about other people.
This is valuable for propaganda but also for getting your cooperation.
So, apathy and silence are your best friends.
Do not talk, touch, taste, handle or look at anything they produce.
Much talking gives them voice samples.
Touching places your fingerprints on incriminating objects or documents.
Tasting gives your DNA and provides an opportunity to drug you.
Looking gives them an opportunity to read brain patterns and eye movements.
People usually try to avoid the punishment and torture or choose to accept the lesser of two evils by
agreeing to a lighter punishment. The innocent might do this through a false confession. There are three types of false confessions:
- Voluntary Confessions. No external pressure. People do this because of some need for fame and attention.
- Coerced - Compliant Confessions. An innocent person confesses to receive
a promised reward (lighter sentence, end of the interrogation, avoid public humiliation) or to avoid a penalty (death sentence, more torture).
- Coerced - Internalized Confessions. An innocent person believes they are guilty.
Most people would deny that false confessions exist, especially the last two.
But research demonstrates that it is possible, and even when faced with contradictory evidence - some grow to believe that they must be guilty
and that they are mentally blocking the details of the horrors. Others even fabricate nonexistent details to complete the story.
In one study 69% signed a false confession and 28% believed they were guilty.
This study was divided into two separate groups, among one of the groups 100% signed the confession, 65% of them believed that they were guilty and 35% made up elaborate stories surrounding the incident.
This experiment did not involve torture and the crime was less serious - but it still demonstrates how quickly people can be
led into believing something false - even when they are not being tortured.
The psychological methods were the key factor.
People can be induced into false confessions simply to obtain a lesser punishment - if they believe that there is no other way out
or to avoid more punishment. They hope with a good night's sleep, a lawyer and time the evidence will prove their innocence.
Police use several techniques to obtain confessions:
The same tactics that are used to obtain false confessions are used to coerce recruits.
They isolate, befriend, lie and intimidate.
Cults do the same thing.
The fact is that you should never make any important decisions in a coercive or highly emotional environment.
Because if you comply out of fear or confusion you will become a victim or you will victimize others around you.
- Control Environment. They isolate you by cutting off communications with family and friends. The best way to do this is to place you into custody in their own environment.
Then they remove all methods of communications.
- Friendship or Sympathy. This is a lie. They are acting friendly and showing sympathy to gain your confidence.
- Lying. The interrogator will say that there is evidence (fingerprints, photographs, eyewitness) that implicates you.
They might also say that an accomplice has confessed implicating you.
- Physical Discomfort. Bright lights, loud noise, soundproof or bare room.
- Mental Discomfort. Sleep deprivation, long interview sessions with no breaks.
- Intimidation. Use of profanity, approaching too closely. Military recruits will call you a coward.
- Torture. Most people would accept any offers to avoid this punishment
- Appeals to God and Religion. If you believe in God and you believe in an unfriendly angry God who must be appeased then you are more likely to be affected by guilt.
The military will appeal to patriotism.
- Church, Friends and Relatives. In the last days these people will be used against you.
- Hypnosis. False memories can be planted under these techniques. Do not submit to hypnosis for any reason whether or not you think it is a friendly environment.
January 2006: A Note from the Author
When I wrote this in early 2001 as part of the initial release, I was fascinated by "the strange compulsions in my head" to study certain topics and
then have them linked into a pattern in my mind. I call them "light bulb moments".
I found this lesson fascinating. I came to believe that people could use psychological profiles to create the maximum effect for torture by creating a personalized torture regimen.
I also knew because of our prophecies that it would happen in this country, the United States in the future.
But I did not think that the current American public would so easily accept these things.
Nor could I accept that a government that claims to represent the values of the religious right could so openly practice these things with the approval of religious leaders.
I knew that it was prophesied. I quit my job and spent all my assets to produce this web site because I believed that it could happen with this generation.
Yet I refused to accept that the people I knew would accept such dire behavior based largely on future fear.
So my advice on running and hiding seemed premature and "kooky" as someone described it.
I was asked to remove it.
But I could not. By that time, the strange forces that were giving me home work to study and write about scientific concepts were now training me in religious knowledge.
I know this web page and this advice is from God and I stand by every misspelled word and sentence fragments.
God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Romans 8:28
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against the powers, against the world forces
of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6: 12
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Updated : December 30, 2002. June 2004. December 2005. January 2006. April. September. March, December 2007. July 2011
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor:
Credits: The information was compiled from various sources.
All interrogation information taken from public documents and scout training.
Other advice taken from the stories of those who were held in prison for their faith in the communist era.
http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/23-10/ch8.htm - tracking and counter tracking military manual
"The Confessions". Frontline. 11 November 2010. Although frontline carried this story, I heard it years before and I believe it was on "American Justice".
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