What was L. Ron Hubbard's underlying problem? What was L. Ron Hubbard's underlying problem? 1. Psychopathy 2. Antisocial personality disorder 3. Dissocial personality disorder 4. Demonic possession 5. other %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 1. Psychopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Common characteristics of those with psychopathy are: Grandiose sense of self-worth Superficial charm Criminal versatility Reckless disregard for the safety of self or others Impulse control problems Irresponsibility Inability to tolerate boredom Pathological narcissism Pathological lying Shallow affect Deceitfulness/manipulativeness Aggressive or violent tendencies, repeated physical fights or assaults on others Lack of empathy Lack of remorse, indifferent to or rationalizes having hurt or mistreated others A sense of extreme entitlement Lack of or diminished levels of anxiety/nervousness and other emotions Promiscuous sexual behavior, sexually deviant lifestyle Poor judgment, failure to learn from experience Lack of personal insight Failure to follow any life plan Abuse of drugs including alcohol 2. Antisocial personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Characteristics of people with antisocial personality disorder may include: Persistent lying or stealing Recurring difficulties with the law Tendency to violate the rights and boundaries of others Substance abuse Aggressive, often violent behavior; prone to getting involved in fights A persistent agitated or depressed feeling (dysphoria) Inability to tolerate boredom Disregard for the safety of self or others A childhood diagnosis of conduct disorders - this is not a symptom but "a history of" Lack of remorse, related to hurting others Superficial charm Impulsiveness A sense of extreme entitlement Inability to make or keep friends Recklessness, impulsivity People with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder often experience difficulties with authority figures. 3. Dissocial personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Specifically, the dissocial personality disorder is described by the World Health Organization by the following criteria: Callous unconcern for the feelings of others and lack of the capacity for empathy. Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations. Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships. Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence. Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment. Marked proneness to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior bringing the subject into conflict. Persistent irritability. 4. Demonic possession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The traditional Christian version (both Protestant and Catholic) of course, but also the "New Age approach: Demonic possession is mentioned at length in Carlos Castaneda’s The Active Side of Infinity, in which it is claimed that human civilization is demonic in origin. Demons taught primordial humans how to think. Thinking leads to self-reflection: a constant rumination on a self-important “me” which is at war with other people and its environment. This self-reflection enabled humans to become a thinking species, but it also reduced them to slavery to the demons, termed “fliers”, who suck humans’ energy: “By playing on our self-reflection … the predators create flares of awareness that they proceed to consume in a ruthless, predatory fashion. They give us inane problems that force those flares of awareness to rise, and in this manner they keep us alive in order for them to be fed with the energetic flare or our pseudoconcerns.” (p221) According to this view many (if not most) civilized humans are demon-possessed; and that the invention of agriculture was not so much a matter of humans farming plants and animals for food as it was demons farming humans for food." 5. Other, you decide.