Paranoid personality - Definition

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Definition


A paranoid personality is a characteristic of someone who exhibits certain signs of a personality disorder that they are frequently unaware of having. Common traits of this personality include a certain suspiciousness of others, but also an overconfidence, egocentricity, and pride. Paranoid individuals also often have the feeling of being misunderstood and exploited by others, which leads to a number of conflicts and, with time, they can become socially isolated. Not all of these characteristics are always observed, but around 1% of the population could be qualified as having a paranoid personality disorder, to some degree or other.

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