$NAKD "Members of a cult of personality satisfy their need to belong, although this also increases the need to maintain their status within the group by conforming to its norms. This can drive members to increasingly radical behaviors and beliefs, especially when the leader stirs prejudice against out-groups " verywellmind.com/what-is-a-... Ask yourself if you fall into this category. Retail trading is notorious for this. Traders latch on to some quasi-leader as their arbiter of truth that leads them into capital destruction. If you are hanging out in nightly spaces, constantly analyzing the same data with the same crowd, "blocking the bears", and trying to ignore the massive loss of personal capital, then this is you. The key is recognizing it and then making your own decisions.