The following post is a collection of statements from several posts on Ron Hubbard that have remarked on his narcissistic traits . This list is certainly incomplete but hopefully is a start .
He did so much evil his only answer was to avoid it entirely in his perception of his own conduct while constantly projecting it out onto others .
Really , the extreme abuser sees themself as far superior to their victims . And that even abusing or raping or murdering them is a kind of favor. As it gives attention from the " wonderful " abuser to the "lowly" and "unworthy" victim .
We seek clear answers on Hubbard and to me learning about cult leaders and malignant narcissism and traumatic narcissism in depth are required to understand Hubbard's fractured mind . Robert Jay Lifton and Margaret Singer in my opinion had the best descriptions of cult leaders . Con men who can believe their lies but know they are lies and constantly work to hide them at the same time is the twisted mindset these men (and women ) have .
The truth about Hubbard's mind will not be found by considering a normal mind . His was severely abnormal in many aspects and that needs to be understood to understand him and his cult .
Hubbard followed the pattern of using or discarding people as sources of attention . He fit the description of a narcissist seeking new and better supply . He did it with his affairs , his constantly bringing in new supporters and then throwing them away when they got attention or wanted decent treatment or credit for their work.
Hubbard acted as if he was the only person who was real and mattered . Narcissism to the highest extreme .
The Scientology cult annihilates boundaries with the TRs and indoctrination subtly so the victim submits their identity and by confessing everything they surrender to the cult totally . This is an abusive relationship . The cult is a power holder / abuser/ narcissistic entity over the submissive slave/victim/ co dependent cult member. The cult violates the boundaries , that is narcissistic or sociopathic behavior . The cult member allows this , that is co dependent behavior . That dance is an abusive relationship .
Malignant narcissism is a great description for an abuser who sees himself as Hubbard did and abused others in the exact manner he did . Then adding God and god maker suits his megalomania and delusions of grandeur. When I first heard of these mental phenomena I wondered how they could be so unrealistic and extreme. Hubbard showed how you surround yourself with believers and feed them outlandish claims.
Apparently , in additional to following the classic narcissist's pattern of acquiring , using then disposing of people like objects to be used , until they catch onto him - then viciously turned on and ruined utterly , Hubbard also used women like objects to stroke his megalomaniacal ego .
He wanted to bang his way into history . He treated all people like objects to use and grew frustrated and infuriated when they failed to submit to him . As he saw himself as the only real person with worth and all others are far inferior in every way possible it makes sense .
In his fractured mind he had to always assert his godlike perfection via lies , as a constant denial of his inner worthlessness and absolute uselessness and inferiority. He never resolved this - it would have taken compassion , honesty and humility . Tools many would argue Hubbard long abandoned.
For a malignant narcissist like Hubbard facing their vulnerability , character and limitations takes accepting realities about themself and others . The superiority/inferiority dichotomy they struggle with is false - all if us have moments of stupidity , anger , selfishness and failure .
And most have moments of success , intelligence and usefulness .The majority have some kindness, compassion and self reflection and humility .
If Hubbard faced who he was and who we are he might have found a true measure of peace of mind and happiness he never attained . We are all limited , fallible , imperfect and in great vulnerability and need at all times . It has been said there are two opponents who stand undefeated - father time and mother nature .
Perhaps we should find what decency and happiness we can until they end our opportunity.