TriA – Adult Arrested Adolescence

The TriA is simply a damaged person who never grew up – not the person who enjoys life by finding joy in everything, but the opposite. A narcissistic personality type who assumes their ideas outweigh the wisdom, education and experience of others. We see it every day in our neighborhood, pulpits, media, and mostly in politics. They did not start that way, they were sent to school by their parents with near genius I.Q.

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Why the Adult Arrested Adolescent is important to America – and Parents

The Adult Arrested Adolescent – TriA is a child or adult who has a poorly developed sense of identity. They are the “true believers” of Eric Hoffer, America’s Longshoreman author of the book by the same name of 1951. The TriA is it’s descendent. It is a title I offer to describe the person who buries themselves into a movement to the point their identity is the movement. Most importantly, if you attended school in the last 50 years or so, you too may have been taught the decision making style of the TriA; victimhood, street justice, violence and to suspend normal behavior toward the movement’s goals no matter how vaporous.