~ Organization worship.
~ Religious superiority complex
~ Blind, unconditional obedience and loyalty
~ Inability to think critically and independently
~ Group think
~ Inability to speak freely
~ Irrational phobia induction
~ Willful ignorance and fear of disconfirming information
~ Closed mindedness
~ Prejudice, bigotry and profiling of outsiders
~ Institutionalized hypocrisy
~ Institutionalized secrecy
~ Emphasis on outward appearances
~ Pharisaic rule making
~ Use of deceptive spin speak to cover up the ugly aspects of the religion.
~ Healthy social and family relationships are subordinated to cult devotion.
~ Family ostracism and shunning of those that leave or express contrary opinions.
~ Psychological and emotional manipulation
~ Non-participation in efforts to better the world and labeling such efforts as a show of lack of faith in God's kingdom.
~ Selfishness in times of disaster - offering practical assistance almost exclusively to other JWs.
~ Demon paranoia
~ Distortion of language - redefining words to suit doctrinal agenda.
~ Love of being right and love of the thought of being in the only true religion takes precedence over love of actual truth.