From: email@example.com (James 'Kibo' Parry)
Subject: Re: Scientology debunking help!
Keywords: deprogramming and cults
Date: 9 Jan 90 23:43:15 GMT
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Organization: The Kibology Cob
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Jeff Boscole) writes:
>(3) Why is the Oxford Personality Test not aligned with other standard
> batteries of tests used for psychiatric profiling?
[background: the Standard Oxford Capacity Analysis is a free "personality"
test, 200 true/false questions, that the Scientologists will give you if
you walk into an office. they then tell you how many things are wrong
with you and why you need to get their "help".]
Being one who has both (a) been given tests such as the MMPI (Minnesota
Multiphasic Personality Inventory) and the EPPS (Edwards Personal
Preference Schedule) and (b) had training in administering such tests,
I was amused by "The Standard Oxford Capacity Analysyis" when I took it.
The SOCA says that it's copyrighted by L. Ron Hubbard. Hmm. I suppose
this means it has nothing to do with Oxford University. :-)
The person who graded my SOCA said I'd go insane if I didn't get Scientological
My results on *real* tests like the MMPI show I'm pretty reasonable
emotionally. (My MMPI scores are all within about 1.1 standard deviation
of the norm.)
The grader pointed to one low point on my SOCA graph and told me that
this point meant I was severely depressed (most points on the graph were
way down at the bottom of the scales. I have a hunch the test is rigged
that way.) I was then shown another point, which meant that I was "happy
all the time for no reason." My grader put such stock in the test's
accuracy that he didn't even notice there was a contradiction there
I've been told it's a standard technique of the Scientologists to give
you the test and then tell you that you'll go insane, commit murder, or
things like that if you don't buy their books and get auditing fast.
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