Hmm , what might I think about this ?

First workable is straight out of propaganda by redefinition of terms a la Orwell and the appendix to 1984 . It takes a term and makes it mean its exact opposite to turn it into a thought stopping cliche a la the eight criteria of thought reform ( by Lifton ) . It then functions as new speak or Scientologese to stop thought and make the concept it originally embodied be obfuscated in the victim's mind . The term went from meaning reliably reproducible to an acceptable degree to something else but the same thing at the same time . For airplanes flying , cars driving , food nourishing without harming , relationships being beneficial without being abusive the standard is very , very high - probably over 99% or things are not acceptable .

Scientology does not work , never has never will . No miracles , no clears , no OTs , no real benefit EVER . "Workability"is meant to be part of setting a series of triggers that include info from KSW that always blames failures on the auditor or the Sup or PC or ... anything or anybody BUT Hubbard and his vaunted technology . It is part of the most frequent series of implants that permeates ALL of Dianetics and Scientology - as Gib shows us from Hubbard's study of classic rhetoric under Dean Wilbur .

The Ethos or authority group as Hubbard virtually constantly by direct statement or implication asserted claims designed to establish and bolster his authority and keep always elevating his altitude to the point where his slaves are in absolute awe of him and his doctrine and cannot even doubt or question him or it . He literally wanted to be revered as a god and his doctrine blindly accepted as sacred revelations beyond mortal ken .

He EVERY time he said aberrated was implying he was saner and wiser , and also every time he said clear , OT , auditing , PC , Reactive Mind , and all the "professions" he claimed to make . They are all meant to assert his authority as is the tremendous language he created . It is meant to imply his genius . Also his extensive use of obscure terms , unusual turns of phrases and strange combinations of tenses . These are meant to confuse and have the confusion resolved with ASSUMING he has a secret esoteric mystical magical higher knowledge that is just out of reach . All his whole track stories too , as they imply greater understanding of his own mind and how minds work and how to make methods to handle them . All to imply unproven claims via lies and misdirection off the lack of verifiability or reproducibility of his fraud . By argumentum verbosity -the logical fallacy that info is true or authoritative because there is a lot of it - he sought to overwhelm and confuse then have his victim assume he had a valid subject and was the foremost expert in it . All bullshit . But it is easier to accept his authority than study thirty five million words of doctrine !

Workability also was meant to sound scientific and use Logos or sounding logical and scientific to help sell his "technology" lie . Also pure Logos and Ethos intertwined . Workability means a Scientologist shifts the idea around so much and submits so much that any interpretation that results in submitting to Hubbard's will and infallibility is "right" . Even if it contradicts logic , itself , other doctrine or scientific standards , direct observation or common sense .

What "works" in Scientology is frankly denial , trance logic , slavish submission , ever increasing delusion and dissociation , age regression and ever decreasing selective critical and independent thinking that shuts off for looking at Hubbard's authority or the logic of his "technology". All the auditing and indoctrination and admin and everything else is built on the same abusive tricks narcissists and sociopaths and psychopaths have been using for thousands of years . They confuse then show alleviating the confusion requires trusting their judgment progressively more and they misdirect attention off the confusions they create with lies and then become more totalistic and controlling of their victim/slave"s thoughts , emotions and behavior . It is instinctive behavior for them and requires mastering covert influence and spinning lies constantly to keep victim's off guard and incapable of sorting things out .

Hubbard redefines hypnotic phenomena like vivid images and sensory impressions as memories and "mental image pictures" . He defines age regression as "being out of present time " but induces it by many means long known to hypnotists . He defines many trance phenomena with false and contradictory terms so as to control and confuse his victims in an ever increasing decline into confusion , delusion and submission . He defines dissociation as "extreriorization" which makes the victim more confused and threatens the victim's sanity as dissociation occurs when one is overwhelmed mentally and cannot cope and that is in fact trauma . He also defines hypnotic and other mental phenomena such as cognitive dissonance as "barriers to study phenomena" when in fact they show very different things in truth .

Workable means the same thing every concept in Scientology ultimately gets twisted into - get confused and experience mental discomfort( cognitive dissonance ) via complexity and contradiction and multiple rhetorical methods and resolve this by submitting to Hubbard and his doctrine in any way possible to misdirect attention off and thereby temporarily hide the dissonance and accompanying discomfort .

References :
"’Psychiatry’ and ‘psychiatrist’ are easily redefined to mean ‘an anti-social enemy of the people‘. This takes the kill crazy psychiatrist off the preferred list of professions...The redefinition of words is done by associating different emotions and symbols with the word than were intended...Scientologists are redefining ‘doctor‘, ‘Psychiatry’ and ‘psychology’ to mean ‘undesirable antisocial elements‘...The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible. Thus it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards. This, so far as words are concerned, is the public opinion battle for belief in your definitions, and not those of the opposition. A consistent, repeated effort is the key to any success with this technique of propaganda."
- Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 5 October 1971, PR Series 12, "Propaganda by Redefinition of Words"

Loading the Language. The group interprets or uses words and phrases in new ways so that often the outside world does not understand. This jargon consists of thought-terminating clich├ęs, which serve to alter members' thought processes to conform to the group's way of thinking.

Dr. Robert J. Lifton's Eight Criteria for Thought Reform

To control thought According to Orwell, "the purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever." The idea that language influences worldview is linguistic relativity.

For example, the word "free" still existed in Newspeak but could only be used in terms of something not being possessed, as in "the dog is free from lice," or "this field is free from weeds." It could not be used in terms of being able to do as one pleases, as in "free choice" or "free will" since these concepts no longer existed. Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum. Any redundancies in the English language were removed.

As Orwell further states (through the character of Syme, who is discussing his work on the latest edition of the Newspeak dictionary), "By 2050—earlier, probably—all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron—they'll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually contradictory of what they used to be. Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
From Wikipedia article on Newspeak .

Ethos, pathos and logos each have a different meaning:

  • Ethos is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
  • Pathos is an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
  • Logos is an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.
From Yourdictionary

[Logical Fallacy : Argumentum Verbosium - Proof by Intimidation
Argumentum verbosium is also known as Proof by Intimidation, or Proof by Verbosity. It refers to an argument that is so complex, so long-winded and so poorly presented by the arguer that you are obliged to accept it, simply to avoid being forced to sift through its minute details.

This fallacy is epitomized by this lovely statement, "If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, then baffle them with your bullshit."
From this site :

And regarding hypnotism in Scientology we have : and

And regarding the overall method in Scientology we have :

And how the methods Hubbard used are the methods in an abusive relationship used by a narcissist or sociopath or psychopath :

I hope this works for you .