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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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Paranoia can be a feature of paranoid personality disorder, delusional disorder, or schizophrenia, as well as substance abuse or dementia.
Because persons with paranoid personality disorder are hyperalert, they notice any slight and may take offense where none is intended.
People suffering from paranoid personality disorder tend to harbor delusional distrust of others.
Five-factor descriptions of paranoid personality disorder and other diagnoses that involve odd or eccentric behavior may be improved by rewording the openness-to-experience items to address such peculiarities directly, Widiger says, Auke Tellegen, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, has completed such a revision and changed the name of the dimension from "opennessto-experience" to "unconventionality,"
The judges heard new psychiatric evidence that Martin was suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.
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 most common comorbid diagnoses were obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (82%), avoidant personality disorder (27%), and paranoid personality disorder (24%).
Appeal judges ruled Martin, 56, had a paranoid personality disorder when he killed Fred Barras with a pump-action shotgun at his squalid farmhouse.
A psychiatrist told his appeal hearing that he suffered from a paranoid personality disorder.
The appeal judges have heard fresh evidence relating to where Martin was standing when he fired the shots and whether he could be said to have acted reasonably in self-defence, given the state of his mind - described by Dr Joseph as a paranoid personality disorder.
God's calling us." Psychiatrists believe she suffers from an untreatable paranoid personality disorder or chronic post traumatic stress disorder.
The most common diagnoses were antisocial personality disorder, seen in 43% of the sample, paranoid personality disorder, seen in 27% of the sample, and borderline personality disorder, seen in 24% of the sample.