Cult Thinking in May Kay

How cults exercise control over the way their members think… and how Mary Kay might be similar. Cult expert Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control, provides lots of information about cults. He is a former cult member as well as a certified counselor. Cults exercise four distinct types …

Mary Kay and a Cult Checklist

This part of our cult series compares Mary Kay to cults with a Cult Checklist from the International Cultic Studies Association. Does Mary Kay fit the bill? “The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group …

Cults and Mary Kay

Mary Kay has often been described as a cult, or as having cult-like characteristics. This is the first of a 3 part series exploring the cult issue. Is Mary Kay a cult? No. Does it have many things in common with cults? Yes! The fact that Mary Kay Inc. is …

Chelsea Adkins Sold $85,000 of Products! (No, She Did Not.)

It’s been a while since I talked about false earnings claims in Mary Kay. The easiest false claims to identify are the ones regarding how much product was sold. Take this one: Chelsea Claytor Adkins said she sold $85,000 of products in the seminar year that ended June 30, 2020. …