Earlier I posted by an individual named Jonathan Lebid in my opinion he's one of these people. Jonathan promotes stocks that pay him to do so. What he does is legal so long as he puts a disclosure stating that he has been paid to say nice things about the company he is promoting. Problem is a lot of people either don't know about, see or they just plain believe him so they still get screwed over.
When I first got into the field of personal development I came across some very unsavory individuals. I was young at the time and I wanted to believe that they were good people and that they wouldn't screw myself nor anyone else over. I was wrong. I was very wrong. I was so wrong that I would rationalize what they were doing so that it made sense to me within the frame work that I wanted to think of them as.
Given that a lot of people in the personal development are searching for answers many are susceptible to 'gurus' who all the answers for them. Unfortunately many times whether you’re the person searching for knowledge from one of these 'enlightened souls' or you are someone trying to warn a friend or loved one often times red flags go unheeded.
Studies have shown that people have a truth bias. Meaning when it comes to believing what others say people in general have the tendency to believe what they are told which in turn creates blinders. Just as a horse can't see certain things when they are wearing neither can people when they are wearing theirs.
It doesn't matter who you are we all have things that we over look or don't pay attention to because we want to believe better. Sometimes the truth seems too overwhelming. And sometimes when what had to come to pass does. There's a saying that I heard the other day on TV. It goes something like, 'no matter how deep you bury the truth in time it will be discovered.'
We have fraudsters in the financial industry, personal development field, religion, every walk of life. I was told the other day by someone that they think I take frauds and fraudsters too personally. I think everyone should take them personally. The people that try to do good (and understand we are all fallible and human) in my opinion to call out when the emperor has no clothes. If you see a blind person about to walk into a man hole and you allow it. What does that say about you?