Most JWs I know claim they are happy being in the great crowd.
They'd rather live on a paradise earth and pet lions than go to heaven.
Heaven is a place they can't relate to, a place where they don't expect their friends and loved ones to be.
So why are more and more JWs claiming to be of the anointed?
Aren't they looked down upon as if they are crazy, proud, ignorant, or engaging in apostate thinking?
From the Wikipedia:
"Grandiose delusions (GD), delusions of grandeur, expansive delusions or megalomania are a subtype of delusion that occur in patients suffering from a wide range of psychiatric diseases, including two-thirds of patients in manic state of bipolar disorder, half of those with schizophrenia, patients with the grandiose subtype of delusional disorder, and a substantial portion of those with substance abuse disorders. GDs are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or otherwise very powerful. The delusions are generally fantastic and typically have a religious, science fictional, or supernatural theme. There is a relative lack of research into GD, in contrast to persecutory delusions and auditory hallucinations. About 10% of healthy people experience grandiose thoughts but do not meet full criteria for a diagnosis of GD."
Attention seeking is on the rise. Every person now seems to want to be noticed, some of them at any cost.