An unwarranted tendency to interpret the actions of other people as
deliberately threatening or demeaning.
incidence and risk factors.
People that suffer from
this disorder are often suspicious of other people, and are unable to
identify any negative feelings that they have toward others. The cause of
the disorder is unknown but it is believed that it is more likely to occur
in people that have a family member who suffers with schizophrenia.
The symptoms of
Paranoid personality disorder
• Concern with hidden motives
• Inability to relax
• Inability to collaborate
• Social isolation
• Poor self image
• Poor sense of humour
• Easily slighted