Is taking oneself too seriously a hangover symptom of being in a cult?
Inside the cult, intolerance was taught and encouraged.
Judgemental attitudes abounded in the congregation, yet because JWs are all "polite christians" they rarely told you their problem to your face they gossiped behind your back and plotted your downfall with some elder or elderette they had in their pocket.
It's no surprise to me that some ex-dubs are extra sensitive to criticism and all questions can be percieved as a form of attack.
Put those things together and you end up with some very self-absorbed, know-it-all, paranoids. I 'm sure there are plenty who would enjoy watching the downfall of JC and there are plenty of sycophants who worship the ground he walks on.
Like most things in life the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Hopefully the more time spent around "normies" (normal, regular people who weren't raised in a doomsday cult) the more balanced one becomes.