Clarion Project’s National Correspondent addresses which factors cause an individual to be vulnerable to extremism: What makes one person more vulnerable than the next?
People vulnerable to extremism tend to have more risk factors that make them vulnerable due to underlying issues. For example: Oftentimes, these people have a limited sense of belonging and are looking to be a part of something.
Getting into extremism is both social and psychological. Red flags include high stress triggers in an environment with no resolution, a low sense of self worth and the feeling of not being heard.
For the extremist, their ideology becomes the center of their world.