The individual works well below their actual level. Some members of destructive sects, who may eventually "wake up." Stockholm Syndrome (also Dichotomizing).
Spirituality that not only has similar effect to a drug addiction, but may also be associated with an actual addiction. More primitive detention is activated to stand out, simply, and to continue living the life one lives. Possibly with things that are gratuating and other things. "The thin red line." Denial.