I believe that most of the GB if not all have been true believers either seeing themselves as individuals specially led by god or a group led by god. They buy into what they "preach" and try hard to maintain their individual or group power base.
The real personality is the one that is the group personality that stays pretty much the same through changes in members and doctrine.
Knorr said to me that he was in no hurry to die and go to heaven after he had been diagnosed with fatal cancer. He wanted to see the end as a man on earth not an immortal spirit in heaven. I figured he wanted to be the big fish in the small pond on earth and not a small fish among 144,000 plus in heaven.
Ray Franz did not get the true grasp of the WTS functioning until he was on the GB despite being the nephew of Fred Franz. Then it was very difficult to leave, he hoped for change from god and dug deeper into the bible. Afterwards he realized that as a religious group grew from a small number to a large group that they could not maintain a pure, humble quality. He referenced works by Charles Davis, a Catholic priest, who left the church and wrote a book about that phenomenon.
Just like the Jews who made god's word invalid by putting the teachings of the religious leaders above the bible and the Catholic Church who places the teachings of the popes above the bible, the WTS GB has place themselves above the bible by teaching things not supported by scripture but by their opinions.
Blondie (no man pleaser)