Does anyone else think the IBLP way of raising children + public shaming + "perfect family for the camera" + married and now a perfect IBLP husband may have contributed to Josh's hidden personality/life? I mean his parents basically made sure he was brutally and emotionally beat down at a foundational age, while requiring that he act the stoic in response to it. Not to mention that usually people who molest children when they are children themselves (if we are inferring his molestations started earlier than originally stated in the Megyn Kelly interview), perhaps Josh was molested by someone? The cult and religious leaders are known for molesting children . . . then we have the point that the Duggars raised their children using corporal punishment (spare the rod, spoil the child) and forced them to "keep sweet" and not display emotion. So for everyone thinking is it nature vs. nurture, if he had ANY emotional regulation, sadist proclivities, sexual deviancy . . . they FOR SURE cultivated it? Perhaps his narcissism, ability to compartmentalize his life, sneakiness, projecting pain onto others, etc. were all in response to his own trauma?
I am NOT defending Josh, I hope he stays in prison forever. But I am trying to understand how he could end up this way, and I also heavily blame the entire cult.