Definition: PTS/SP

January 16, 2008 at 3:04 am (Scientology, Scientology Handbook, Scientology Religion, Tom Cruise) (, , , , , , , , )

Tom Cruise  is in the media all over the place. That’s not new, but what’s new is that he is quoted using Scientology terminology. So here is some collected data directly from the source:

(Source: Scientology Handbook (online) )

Often a social personality is so mired down in his own difficulties that he cannot see improvement is possible. To him, his setbacks and travails are “just life” or “the way things have to be.” He has no inkling that such a thing as antisocial personalities exist or that one (or more) were making life miserable for him.

To become aware that such a condition exists requires one understand what the condition is. Following are basic terms and definitions associated with the detection and handling of antisocial personalities and those affected by them. These need to be understood for success in addressing and handling personal suppression.

Suppressive Person: (abbreviated “SP”). A person who seeks to suppress, or squash, any betterment activity or group. A suppressive person suppresses other people in his vicinity. This is the person whose behavior is calculated to be disastrous. “Suppressive person” or a “suppressive” is another name for the “antisocial personality.”

Potential Trouble Source: (abbreviated “PTS”). A person who is in some way connected to and being adversely affected by a suppressive person. He is called a potential trouble source because he can be a lot of trouble to himself and to others.

An indicator of someone being a potential trouble source is not whether that person looks intimidated or not cheerful or is having trouble with his boss. Those are not things that indicate whether someone is a PTS. The indicators are very precise.

The PTS is connected to an SP who is antagonistic to him. The suppressive person keeps the potential trouble source from functioning in life. Therefore, the potential trouble source can do well in life or in some activity and then, when he meets up with or is affected by the suppressive person-who is somehow invalidating or making less of him or his efforts-he gets worse.

A potential trouble source is doing well and then not doing well, doing well, not doing well. When he is not doing well, he is sometimes ill. …



  1. Aisling D'Art said,

    Thanks for this info. I’m dealing with someone who’s had some surreal accidents and drama, and she was trying to tell me that since she thinks she’s high-toned and cheerful, she can’t be PTS.

    After that dialogue, I needed a reminder that one can look cheerful and still be PTS. It was a much-needed stable datum!

  2. E. T. said,

    PTS/SP is an very interesting and very subtle reality or theory. If I am not mistaken to .. quickly illustrate this theory. We can compare the SP as the backseat driver and the PTS as the driver. Both want to get from point A to point B. But along the way the SP keeps distracting the PTS and they get into an accident. The police come along and charge the PTS with dangerous driving. But the SP gets away with this crime. He probably got out without a scratch and the SP is soaking in his own blood.

    the PTS can have any tone he/she choosing which depends upon his/her way of dealing with issues. like the SP may be his/her boss who secretly keeps him/her around for his own survival also.. the SP needs a realiable scapegoat.

    I hope I am correct in explaining this.

    Thanks for you time.

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