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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The psychiatrist told the court he was convinced Takuma suffered from paranoid personality disorder, changing his earlier diagnosis of schizophrenia.
A psychiatrist desc-ribed Martin as having a paranoid personality disorder, probably made worse by an earlier invasion of his property by burglars.
People with paranoid personality disorder are constantly on their guard because they see the world as a threatening place.
The judges at the time accepted new psychiatric evidence that Martin was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder when he shot dead 16-year-old Fred Barras with a pump action shotgun and wounded Brendon Fearon, now aged 31, at his remote farmhouse - on August 20, 1999.
The appeal judges accepted new psychiatric evidence that Martin was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder when he fatally shot 16-yearold Fred Barras with a pumpaction shotgun and wounded Brendon Fearon, now 30, at remote Bleak House, Emneth Hungate, near Emneth, Norfolk, on the night of August 20, 1999.
Mamoru Takuma, the suspect in the primary school rampage that claimed the lives of eight pupils in Osaka Prefecture, is suspected by psychiatrists of having paranoid personality disorder, while he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in a previous incident, the Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals said Tuesday.
Their profile of paranoid personality disorder, for instance, stresses excessively low agreeableness, characterized most strongly by suspiciousness and antagonism.
An individual with paranoid personality characteristically behaves toward others with unwarranted suspicion, envy, jealousy, and stubborness.
The research, which is likely to include neuroimaging, may help determine whether pathological bias should be considered as a symptom of certain disorders (such as paranoid personality disorder or bipolar disorder), or as a disorder in its own right.
Woody Allen is his usual quirky, unintelligible self, putting his whole paranoid personality into the body of an ant, and ultimately creating a memorable hero to cheer for.
The appeal judges accepted new psychiatric evidence that Martin was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder when he shot 16-year-old Fred Barras with a pump-action shotgun and wounded Brendon Fearon, now aged 31, at his remote farmhouse, Bleak House, near Emneth, Norfolk, on the night of August 20, 1999.
The appeal judges accepted new psychiatric evidence that Martin was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder when he shot 16-year-old Fred Barras with a shotgun and wounded Brendon Fearon, now 31, at his remote farmhouse, Bleak House, near Emneth, Norfolk, on the night of August 20, 1999.