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Monday, September 28, 2015


“Paranoid Personality Disorder”

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, specifically, the “Paranoid Personality Disorder” section.

From the DSM:

The essential feature of this disorder is a pervasive and unwarranted tendency .  .  . to interpret the actions of people as deliberately demeaning or threatening. Almost invariably, there is a general expectation of being exploited or harmed by others in some way. .  .  . The person may read hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events. .  .  . Often these people are easily slighted and quick to react with anger or counterattack; they may bear grudges for a long time, and never forgive slights, insults or injuries. .  .  . They tend to avoid blame even when it is warranted. .  .  . They intensely and narrowly search for confirmation of their expectations, with no appreciation of the total context. Their final conclusion is usually precisely what they expected in the first place.

Just so you know.


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