Undue Influence

“Undue Influence is the application of social, emotional or physical pressure to convince a person to align with some cause or belief system against their better interests. It involves an individual or group taking a position of power or authority to gradually prevent the targeted person from being able to exercise their independent will.  Also referred to as destructive influence, manipulation, exploitative or unethical persuasion, brainwashing, mind control, coercion and thought reform, undue influence is dismissed by some as rare or unlikely, despite evidence demonstrating that it is a major threat to society and contributes to everything from domestic abuse and parental alienation to human trafficking, and dangerous cult movements to terrorist radicalisation.” Courtesy of openmindsfoundation.org/

To see whether you are under undue influence I recommend using the BITE model, read more about it here: http://openmindsfoundation.org/undue-influence-explanation/the-bite-model-of-influence

 

About the author: Nick

Nick was born early 1970s and had to grow up way too quickly, experiencing more than any child should. Today on top of working and being a dad to 2 children he helps as many as he can escape from Undue Influence