Gathered around the table in the claustrophobic hull of an aging spaceship, a group of astronauts angrily point fingers at each other. All the crewmates have been tasked with repairing the broken ship, but someone among them is an impostor, bent on sabotaging their effort … or worse.

This is the plot of the wildly popular multiplayer online game “Among Us.” Up to 10 players run around the game’s map, a spaceship or other fantastic science-fiction settings, trying to perform various reparative tasks. Between one to three of them, however, won’t be working like their crewmates. These impostors work to sabotage and destroy what the crewmates do, operating in plain sight until they are found out. At times, this destruction may even require the impostor to pretend to repair the ship, like the rest of the crew, but only as a cover for their machinations.

When players become suspicious that someone is the impostor, they can call a meeting to discuss and see who indeed is the one looking to destroy them. That person is then voted off the ship and jettisoned from the game.

Within each and every one of us exists two inclinations, the yetzer tov, which pulls us to do good, and the yetzer hara, with the opposite goals. These inclinations are in constant struggle for control of our thoughts, speech and action. The Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, once related that “the yetzer hara is called ‘animal soul,’ not because it is necessarily a brute animal. At times it may be a fox, the most cunning of beasts, and great wisdom is needed to perceive its machinations. At other times it may clothe itself in the garb of an earnest, straightforward, humble tzadik, possessing fine traits of character.”

At times, the yetzer hara seeks to distract us from the tasks we must complete through subtle means—the sudden procrastinations we experience, pushing off what we must really do for good, even holy pursuits. These distractions may seem important but can be the work of the impostor within.

“Take this as a general principle and remember it always,” the Tzemach Tzedek said. “Any matter that is effective towards or actually leads to active service, and is confronted with opposition of any sort, even the most noble, that opposition is the scheming of the animal soul.”

What is the answer to this spiritual impostor’s trickery? As the second Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Dovber taught, “When two people discuss a subject in Divine service and they study together, there are two Divine souls against one [animal] soul.” Gather your friends and talk, and then as a team, discover the impostor within and work to correct it.