Jack asked in Social SciencePsychology · 4 weeks ago

Why did people describe Marshall Applewhite as charming? I don't see it at all?

I'm also someone who can be a bit self centered and have attracted sociopaths before, so I am drawn to charming people. But he just looks scary, those eyes, eek! I don't get when talking about him people say he us charming. Marshall Applewhite started a sci-fi suicide cult and caused a mass suicide in the 1990s. 

2 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    It shows people are different all over.

    He does look like a nut.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    He may not have seemed quite as loony earlier on, when people were joining the cult.

    I've seen some video in which he did project a rather charming and even apparently rational persona. Given that he was saying bizarre things, this was interesting.  I could see how someone looking for some sort of answer in life, some sort of guru, might have fallen for his personality.

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