Some observations on Lilbman.
I've worked in some sales organizations in the back room. Once the subject came up of the Meyers-Briggs Personality Inventory. The president mentioned some of the things he was looking for and I thought I misheard him and questioned him on his mistake. He said he wanted people low
on realism. I said he must've meant to say high
"A realist says, 'I am doing well, therefore I feel good.' A salesman has to say, 'I feel good, therefore I will do well.'" he explained. The president was an atheist and kept damaging his own business by preaching against superstition to make the salesmen realize they were bringing success out of their own emotional resources. That just depressed them and made sales drop. He refused to recognize the contradiction that he had hired people low on realism and was trying to make them realistic.
He had once tried an experiment in the 1970s in the Pyramid Power era. Somehow he had gotten a pyramid panel. I knew it would have made him sick to his stomach to buy it, so it must've been a gift or discarded. He showed it once to the salesmen. Then he brought a bucket of water and ladled it out to the salesmen. He told them he had experimented by putting the pyramid panel in it overnite and drinking the pyramid water. He said that he had found himself so energized that his sales had gone up. The salesmen tried it and it worked! That went on for several weeks. Then he dropped the bomb. He told them he had never soaked the pyramid panel in the water. It was just water from the tap just before the sales office opened in the morning. He thought the salesmen would realize their own potential and go on flying. Instead the sales dropped to nothing.
But he was a true believer and kept trying something like that over and over again and always failing. He never realized he was as annoying as Christian evangelical salesmen like Zig Ziglar.
Lilbman mentioned how the "customers" reacted to him. I deduce he is a salesman. He likes to stay in a stupor all day. I get boozed at times but can't want to do it throughout the day. He has always used magical thinking -- spells and something he called anointing oil. I was going to ask him for details on that because as I have indicated in this forum, I watch stuff like Supernatural
. I enjoy temporary suspension of disbelief. I think Lilbman enjoys a permanent suspension of reality.
Out of long life experience I've learned that you can't always interpret someone else as being a minor variant of yourself. There really are people different from you. I get a thrill when something logically, provably clicks into place. I could never express it in terms that Lilbman could understand. Lilbman just thinks we're really all like him. He was trying to train us in the application of his favorite magic spell. He thought we needed some coaching on persistence.
The religious group lowest on reality are the Christian Scientists. In God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church
(2000) Caroline Fraser, an ex-Christian Scientist explained that there are prosperous Christian Scientists, like her father was. They are sales managers.