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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %ADDICTIVE KINDS CONTROL SELF OTHER BEHAVE THOUGHT+971124 %PERCEPTION EMOTION ASSESSMENT JUDGEMENT CONDEMN 971124 Addictive types of personalities and leaders are preoccupied with issues of control of both public and private, human: 1. Behaviors, experiences and perceptions. 2. Communications and dialogue. 3. Confessions of beliefs and ideals. 4. Assessments of self and others. 5. Judgements and condemnations. 6. Self-esteem, respect and honor. To addictive types of personalities and leaders, there are no holy or sacred grounds which may be beyond the reach of their preoccupations with issues of control ---because their collusive games of mutual self-deception cannot tolerate any suspicion that anywhere there is anybody who perceives their games as dishonest, rigged, and disintegrative of persons and communities. Their ultimate concern is to perfect and protect their collusive games of mutual self-deception. They cannot tolerate any threat to their games, and so tolerance is a deadly sin. They are concerned primarily with appearances; not with integrity. However, to perfect and protect their dishonest games, they must be ever alert to any hint that anybody can see through their games --- thus they must be concerned with private perceptions, thoughts, attitudes, and communications which may expose their lack of personal and communal integrity. They must assume the worst when there is any hint of lack of loyalty to the games; even among their best "friends". For this reason they cannot have any true friends who value openness and honesty; for openness and honesty are the ultimate threats to their games. For the above reasons, some religious, secular and professional leaders are ultimately concerned with protecting their appearances of respectability, honor, and integrity. Such leaders are a threat to all honest people's personal and communal integrities. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in Download it! (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================