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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.
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  • 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.