Life After MLM : The Show – The BITE Model
MLMs are cults. I don’t think anyone disagrees once they see the proof. I felt confident enough to make that claim in LuLaRich, and let the rest of the world in on that secret.
I always thought that I was “too smart” to get sucked into a high demand group, but that’s the kicker; Cults are everywhere, and most don’t even look like what you would expect “a cult” to look like. And the other thing? People don’t “join” cults, they are lured in, slowly and intentionally.
One of the biggest tools in my recovery after leaving MLM, was Dr. Steven Hassan’s BITE Model. “developed…to describe the specific methods that cults use to recruit and maintain control over people. “BITE” stands for Behavior, Information, Thought, and Emotional control.”
For those just waking up from cultic control, it’s an INCREDIBLY valuable resource to understanding a lot of the “WHYs” of this experience when healing. I hope you learn something new, and find information to take and help others experiencing control from high demand groups.
Dr Hassan’s BITE Model – https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/
Influence Continuum – https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/influence-continuum/