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.
Not to forget about it, there is no way Mihai Co]ovanu should have a paranoid personality.
Cluster A personality disorders: Schizotypal, schizoid and paranoid personality disorders in childhood and adolescence.
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.
Paranoid Personality Disorder: These individuals are preoccupied with distrust of others and find malevolent meanings in benign circumstances (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Judge Morris said doctors had previously said Harris may be suffering from Asperger's syndrome or had an underlying psychotic illness with a paranoid personality problem.
It was hypothesized that the working models of people with paranoid personality features would be most consistent with the fearful attachment dimension.
He said: 'There was no dispute the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive-compulsive type at the time of these events.
Philip Parker QC, prosecuting, said reports indicated Goodwin, of Selby Avenue, Leicester, was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.
The judge added, 'There was no dispute but that the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive-compulsive type at the time of these events.
Mr Justice Mackay, who described the circumstances leading to the murders as "bizarre", said: "There was no dispute but that the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive/ compulsive type at the time of these events.