I think exJWs tend to use the phrase "JW mindset" in this context just to dismiss criticism (sometimes legitimate, sometimes not) of their own words or actions. Someone like Lloyd especially uses it in this way.
It should come as no surprise to you that Lloyd likes to use manipulative language - all designed to lead everyone to his desired conclusion.
Telling a former JW that they are acting like a JW is our own Godwin’s Law. It is so over-used and seldom true. We know Lloyd was using it the moment he got off the JW bus because it was on this forum where it happened. A common refrain from him at the time was “interesting logic there. The last time I heard something like that was when I was sitting in the KINGDOM HALL” or the lame quip of “you’d make a good elder”.
A “JW mindset” seems to have become his code word for anything a former JW disagrees with him about, in particular this scandal. Inside the organisation we were always told about “Christendom” in a similar fashion. It began to lose its meaning over time due to overuse and application to everything anti-WT. But JWs were alerted by the very mention of it - similar to when someone talked about Satan, demons or something being “demonised”. Christendom! Demons! Not interested la-la-la-la!!
Lloyd Evans weaponises words which is designed to make the listener discount the source of the information immediately. It’s why he calls people “criminal defendants” and the people agreeing with them. I’m old enough to remember him warning everyone that just because they have not gotten a legal threat letter or have been named in the lawsuit, it doesn’t mean they are immune from future litigation!
Did you hear that, JWN!? YOU can and will be sued too! My legal team is on the case! Your anonymous handles will not protect you from the long arm of Croatian law! Hey, why has this thread passed 1000 pages?
We’re criminals after all, and liars too. That he put all his eggs into that basket so publicly is why we’re all waiting for that can of worms to burst open and cover his face in humiliation like the “money shot” in his favourite porno flick.
Being gossipy and judgmental about someone is not confined to JWs and WT. I’ve sat through many a local needs talk about gossip. They actually discourage it, yet most JWs actively engage in it. Why? Some of you already answered it - it’s human nature. Why are we always hearing about Harry and Meghan? They are irrelevant both to the monarchy and in real life. How about the sex lives of celebrities? Lloyd’s not immune to gossiping either. He often comments on whatever is in the news that has nothing to do with him or his business.
So if we really want to delve deep into the fabled “JW Mindset”, you can for example take Lloyd’s tactics and make a simple comparison with actual WT practices and doctrines. He tells people not to gossip, except for when he’s doing it. Yet so does the WT for essentially the same reasons. WT wants to control what you think and talk about so that it doesn’t trend in a negative direction against them. So does Lloyd. WT also doesn’t want you judging people, even the disfellowshipped. They do the judging here and if someone is DFed that’s it, stop talking about it and do as you are told. Likewise with the “criminal defendants”. They’re liars! That’s why they are being criminally sued! The Croatian justice system will deal with them shortly (Lloyd - May 2022). Justice is taking its good time so I’m instructing my lawyers to give this case a good push (Lloyd - Sept 2022). The Croatian legal system is glacially slow and it may take years to get justice (Lloyd - April 2023). Just because the case was dismissed doesn’t mean the criminal defendants weren’t guilty (Lloyd - Soon).