paranoid personality


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paranoid personality

[′par·ə‚nȯid ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
An individual characterized by the tendency to be hypersensitive, rigid, extremely self-important, and jealous, and to project hostile feelings so that he or she easily becomes suspicious of others and is quick to blame them or attribute evil motives to them.
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Individuals with paranoid personality disorder tend to lead maladaptive lifestyles and might present as irritable, unpleasant, and emotionally guarded.
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Correlation coefficient for dimensional scores between the two raters was 0.392 for paranoid personality disorder 0.842 for anankastic and around 0.9 for the rest of the personality disorders each.
The bitter and paranoid personality Nixon brought to the White House in 1969 was in some part a consequence of his conviction that the Kennedy family had stolen the 1960 presidential election, which he narrowly lost to JFK.
They reported that the most common personality disorder was obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (57.8%), followed dependent personality disorder (34.2%) and paranoid personality disorder (25%), though it should be re-emphasized that this study was done on male subjects.
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The same fall that Harper's published "The Paranoid Style," with its opening declaration that "the Goldwater movement" showed "how much political leverage can be got out of the animosities and passions of a small minority," Fact magazine announced that "1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater Is Psychologically Unfit to Be President!" Naturally, those irresponsible diagnoses from afar included the claim that the candidate had "a paranoid personality."
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One of those is known as Paranoid Personality Disorder, a condition more prevalent in men, especially with a history of psychological diseases in their family, where a person has a long-term distrust of people, is constantly on guard and suspicious of those around them.
Contributed by mental health professionals from the UK, Australia, and Spain, the articles discuss the nature of personality disorder; differences between psychopathy and other personality disorders; challenges in the treatment of dangerous and severe personality disorder; paranoid personality disorder; the disorder in older people, women, and adolescence; management in the acute setting; assessment; diagnosis and classification; treatment; the impact on staff and the role of supervision; and specific treatment approaches, including skills-based therapies, insight-oriented therapies, mindfulness, cognitive analytic therapy for borderline personality disorder, complex treatment, and nidotherapy.