Orange Papers is a self-help website created by an individual named A. Orange. It deals with abusive "recovery" programs, cults, and analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Orange Papers provides examples of:
- Black-and-White Insanity: In the Cult Test Item 63, "Separatism" and 93, "Black and White Thinking", cults often encourage this to keep their members under their control.
- Can't Take Criticism: In the Cult Test Item 64, "Inability to Tolerate Criticism" the author states that cults react badly to criticism due to their "us vs. them" mentality.
- The Charmer: In the Cult Test Item 41, it's stated that Werner Erhard was this.
- Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: The Cult Test Item 20, "Giggly wonderfulness and starry-eyed faith" talks about this.
- Hypocrite: The Cult Test Item 81, cults are often this regarding the truth about them and outsiders.
- More than Mind Control: Religious cults do this by using the desires of people to increase their numbers.
- Narcissist/The Sociopath: In the Cult Test Item 41, "Disturbed Guru, Mentally Ill Leader", the author states that cult leaders are typically like this.