The Dangers of Groupthink.

Radhia Gleis
12 min readNov 24, 2022

I spent twenty-five years of my adult life in a cult, under the influence of a narcissistic sociopath. I recently published a book called The Followers: “Holy Hell” and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders — How My Years in a Notorious Cult Parallel Today’s Cultural Mania. I wrote this book because I sought to understand why I made the choices I made in my life, so I could better understand why others make their choices. The following article includes adapted excerpts from my book.

The Followers is not about policy or political ideology or even the guru or our political leaders, as…