I thought about this after reading Flippers thread about how Elders are appointed. Great thread by the way.
I can recall many times when guys were made Elders, and sometimes even made MS that their personility would change almost over night. I knew many nice, kind, elders and MS but many especially newly appionted ones would be, at times, just difficult to be around. As one example my dad- I saw him change from a easy going, loving person who would say greetings to total strangers, help out people he didn't know if they needed it. To a person who would refuse to spit on you if you were a non-witness and on fire. About one month after my dad wasmade elder both my B.I.L. and S.I.L. said, in seperate conversations, that my dad had changed to a much more harsh person, and very judge mental.
The story goes much deeper than that but you get the idea. Is this just an off the wall experience or did others see the same things?