Did YOU Change In Your Personality After You Left The Organization?

by minimus 42 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    We knock a lot of things about the Witnesses. I wonder if we're really all that much different in our personalities as exjws.

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    I did a complete 180-degree turnaround. When I was a JW, I was spiteful, wrathful, judgmental, dishonest, cheauvanistic, fearful, ashamed, closed-minded, abusive, and powerless. It took a while to deprogram and re-raise myself, but I can say with the utmost conviction that I am now 1,000 times better person than I was when I was a Jehovah's Witness.

    My quality of life is better. I'm much, much happier and healthier. I don't judge people based on their beliefs or appearance, I have a great job, a great wife, and a great family (my wife's side). I truly feel that I am a good person who contributes to society. I felt none of this as a JW.

  • Ilovebirthdays

    Yes. I became a whole lot more outgoing, much more tolerant and less judgemental, and stopped being afraid of everything. I keep working on trying to not have to justify everything I do to people who don't need me to justify anything, but I haven't ditched that yet.

  • paulnotsaul

    minimus, I was going to post this same topic. You beat me to it. Anyhow, I would like to say I think my personality remained in tact but my attitude and outlook on life changed. And hopefully for the better. Good topic. peaceAll paulnotsaul

  • Iamallcool

    After I left..

    I felt a need to Organise Gatherings near Moving Trains..

    ..................... ...OUTLAW

  • ranmac

    I used to drink til I blacked out at least twice a week. I havnt done that once since I let go of the religious insecurities dominating my brain. I also am way more concerned with my spirituality and being loving to the people around me.

  • hellfighter_u_know
  • minimus

    I'm loving this thread!

    It's wonderful seeing how when people leave this religion, how much better they become!

  • minimus

    Hellfighter, I'm glad you started your first post here!

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