Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid Personality DisorderA person with paranoid personality disorder has a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent) beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts and lasts through a long time.

0.5% to 2.5% of the general population has paranoid personality disorder.

People with paranoid personality disorder will have a majority of the following symptoms:

  • suspect others for harming them without of a justified reason
  • filled with doubt for their friends loyalty and trustworthiness
  • unwilling to be open to others because they fear that. the information will be used to harm themselves
  • interpret kind words into threatening and humiliating meanings
  • cannot forgive injuries and insults
  • quick to counter-attack when they think that someone is trying to ruin their character or reputation
  • continuously suspicious about their partners’ loyalty without justification