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Sep 21, 2016
In Plain Sight
The Embrace of Indoctrinated Preferences Personality Spectrum Filter is both a challenging Filter to write about and a challenging one to contemplate and interpret. To one degree or another, most of us are endowed with this filter. In each of us its level of default expression may be different, either higher or lower, and enabled by slightly different mixtures of the ensemble of components that generate it. While this is true for all of the filters that influence our perception of the environment and relationships we interact with, and our reactions with and to them, this filter is special in a particularly interesting way.

Much of what we understand about our environment, which influences how we perceive it, is derived from what we learn about it either from others or through our own experiences. Often, we may embrace what we learn as Truth, and thus not challenge it or reevaluate it again. ConserveLiberty refers to this learned perspective as "indoctrination." Indoctrination is dealt with differently by different individuals. Those with a strong Embrace of Indoctrinated Preferences Personality Spectrum Filter tend not to consider alternate positions that are in conflict with their indoctrinated beliefs. Instead, they dismiss facts and perspectives that conflict with their beliefs, not even considering if they should even be considered at all.

Those of us that strongly express this filter may not be willing to admit that we have such a filter (as it will be described) at all. In fact, many of us in this category may be offended at the serious suggestion that we are under its influence. Or, that many others are. On the other hand, those of us who may be ready to contemplate that we have such a filter are at the same time influenced by it. The "truth" regarding this filter and its impact on us may be too different from the narrative that we are comfortable with. We may therefore dismiss various aspects that are important to understanding it (and thus ourselves) as irrelevant. Denial and Dismissal of things in conflict with our narratives, and especially narratives we have been indoctrinated with, is a hallmark feature of the Embrace of Indoctrinated Preferences Personality Spectrum Filter.


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