Okay. I give up. We will use your definition of what terms mean. I can do that - it just means learning a slightly different language and making adjustments for inaccuracies. Not a problem. I have been an educator in a past life and I have had to do it before - I can do it again.
So. Let's tackle this.
Richard, what is your opinion about this checklist? How do you feel that the org measures up when you compare it to these characteristics of a high control group? What is your subjective analysis of each point? Do you feel that the org is different or the same as each point?
(bolding is mine in the following)
This checklist of characteristics helps to define such groups. Comparing the descriptions on this checklist to aspects of the group with which you or a family member or loved one is involved may help determine if this involvement is cause for concern. If you check any of these items as characteristic of the group, and particularly if you check most of them, you might want to consider reexamining the group and its relationship to you. Keep in mind that this checklist is meant to stimulate thought. It is not a scientific method of "diagnosing" a group.
We suggest that you check all characteristics that apply to your or your loved one's group, then print this browser page for future reference. You may find that your assessment changes over time, with further reading and research.