ExJW | Residual Effects of Being a Jehovah’s Witness



In this video I will go over some of the side effects of the Jehovah’s Witness conditioning that I have identified in myself, and/or have become aware of in conversation with other ExJWs. I refer to this as the New Personality Disorder.

My original post on the reddit.com/r/exjw message board:

Residual effects of being a Jehovah’s Witness from exjw

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Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. These are my opinions and any evidence supporting my observations are purely anecdotal.

I share what I have learned throughout my own personal effort to deprogram myself from the Jehovah’s Witnesses conditioning, because I know how difficult it can be to figure out who we truly are after leaving the organization. Personally, I found that it was difficult to pinpoint my obstacles until I came in contact with other ExJWs, and in sharing out experiences, were able to identify common hardships.

I strongly suggest that anyone who has been a Jehovah’s Witness, or has been strongly influenced by one, seek therapy from a mental health professional in order to root out any lingering effects of exposure.

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Information about Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/complex/

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Take the test here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

https://www.facebook.com/R0ZNYC

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