|Lecture: The Tone Scale and Human Evaluation|
|Ron the Psychiatrist|
Hubbard claims that preclears manifest what auditors validate in them.
But it is not what the auditor cancels out in the preclear. it is what the auditor believes in in the preclear. It is the thing to which the auditor gives his affinity, his reality and his communication that becomes live and working in the preclear This is something on the order of waving a magic wand at somebody and having sparks come out of the end.
For instance, this person says, “I know that’s just a demon circuit answer. It couldn’t possibly be my file clerk.” If you said “It probably is; let me talk to the demon circuit, then,” you couldn’t mask off the file clerk any more certainly. But if you said “Oh, I think the file clerk could get through that all right. Let’s just give it a try,” you would be surprised how many times that file clerk will come through. It is what you validate!
If you believe in this human being as a sane human being he will act sane, not because you coax him to, but because you are validating this. The sanity, then, is his reality. You are telling him his sanity is reality.
But supposing you treat him all the time as a neurotic or an aberrated human being, immediately this person will become more neurotic. People who are entirely concentrated on nullification, people who are afraid or timid, or people who build up their own superiority by making other people less superior—who count on that mechanism to get along in life—are very dangerous because they keep validating the shortcomings and the weaknesses of those around them. By validating those weaknesses and shortcomings they actually bring them into being and make the person weak and make him exhibit more and more shortcomings and so make the person less and less strong, and that is how they win.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 21 November 1950: The Tone Scale and Human Evaluation
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