Paranoid personality disorder


Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)

is a mental disorder characterized by

  • paranoia
  • a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness
  • generalized mistrust of others.
  • hypersensitive,
  • easily insulted,
  • habitually relate to the world by vigilant scanning of the environment for clues or suggestions that may validate their fears or biases.
  • eager observers
  • think they are in danger
  • look for signs and threats of that danger, potentially not appreciating other evidence;

They tend to be

  • guarded
  • suspicious
  • have quite constricted emotional lives
  • reduced capacity for meaningful emotional involvement
  • general pattern of isolated withdrawal often lends a quality of
  • schizoid isolation to their life experience. 
  • have a tendency to bear grudges, suspiciousness,
  • tendency to interpret others’ actions as hostile,
  • persistent tendency to self-reference,
  • a tenacious sense of personal right.

Patients with this disorder can also have significant comorbidity with other personality disorders.


Source: Paranoid Personality Disorder