Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)
is a mental disorder characterized by
- a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness
- generalized mistrust of others.
- 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
- 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