Bizarr, worldly, introverted, uninhibited (if in adulthood). Severely regressive, along with paranoia, drugs, mind control, threats, isolation, disinformation, exploitation (Heaven's Gate, Manson). Here, any Freud's thoughts on retreating to fixation points may be relevant. For a normal adult, this should hardly be possible.
"The Children's Stages (Fowler)." 0. Infancy and Undifferentied Faith
Primal Faith (1996) is called Faithful Change.
1. Intuitive-Projective Faith
Early childhood; age 3-7 (1996b)
2. Mythic-Literal Faith
Middle childhood and beyond
The school child, "though we sometimes find the structures dominant in adolescents and in adults" (in Conn)
Barely have the resources to register, let alone process, ambiguity. Very low functional level. Fleeing or dissociating from the stresses of ordinary life. Gives free rein to the "primary process", the libidinous and retaliatory impulses of the principle of lust.
** Psychotic level **
Proj. at the vanförst.n.It's an evil world that surrounds us, they're "after" us… A very closed sect climate
Psychotic denial Jim Jones up in the jungle, invulnerable, I'm protected by x
Psychotic. distortion of reality."Judgment Day" soon