Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon
Cognitive dissonance: “Religions have depended on the relative isolation and ignorance of their flocks, forever, and this is all breaking down,” so says Tuft’s Centre for Cognitive Studies’, Daniel C. Dennett.
Cognitive dissonance- Why you shouldn't warn the Narcs next victim. They want to believe the Narc and they will. The truth will finally come to them, but it will be when they are devalued and discarded.