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:
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.
Information about Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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