Suppressive Person — a person who suppresses other people in his vicinity. A suppressive person will goof up or vilify any effort to help anybody and particularly knife with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or more intelligent.
The whole rationale of the suppressive person (SP) is built on the belief that if anyone got better, the SP would be for it as the others could overcome him then.
He is fighting a battle he once fought and never stopped fighting. He is in an incident. Present time people are mistaken by him for past, long-gone enemies.
Therefore, he never really knows what he is fighting in present time, so just fights.
Potential Trouble Source — somebody who is connected with a suppressive person who is invalidating him, his beingness, his life. The person is a potential trouble source because he is connected to the suppressive person.
Potential trouble source means the person is going to go up and fall down. And he is a trouble source because he is going to get upset and because he is going to make trouble. And he really does make trouble. That’s very carefully named.
The exact mechanics of a potential trouble source are as follows: Postulate—counter-postulate is the definition and the anatomy of a problem. And there is no other definition to a problem. A person has had a purpose in life and somebody has suppressed it, or a person has had a purpose over a twenty-four-hour period and somebody suppressed that purpose. In other words, his purpose was his postulate, the other person saying he couldn’t do it was the counter-postulate. That is simply the anatomy of a problem and there is no other reason for roller coaster.
Roller Coaster — a case that betters then worsens. The person is doing well or he is not doing well, and then is doing well, and then is not doing well. That is a roller coaster. And when he is not doing well he is sometimes ill.
A roller coaster is always connected to a suppressive person and will not get steady gain until the suppressive is found on the case.
Suppress — to squash, to sit on, to make smaller, to refuse to let reach, to make uncertain about his reaching, to render or lessen in any way possible by any means possible to the harm of the individual and for the fancied protection of the suppressor.
Suppression — a harmful intention or action against which one cannot fight back. Thus when one can do anything about it, it is less suppressive.
Suppression in its most fundamental sense is knocking out the beingness or location of another or others.
Mistakes, Anatomy of — in the presence of suppression, one makes mistakes.
People making mistakes or doing stupid things is evidence that a suppressive person exists in that vicinity.
Hubbard, L. R. (1968). Introduction to Scientology Ethics (1998 ed., pp 167-168.) Los Angeles: Bridge Publications.