posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 04:54 PM
An unmistakable sign of paranoia is continual mistrust. People with paranoid personality disorder are constantly on their guard because they see the
world as a threatening place. They tend to confirm their expectations by latching on to any speck of evidence that supports their suspicions and
ignore or misinterpret any evidence to the contrary. They are ever watchful and may look around for signs of a threat.
Anyone in a new situation -- beginning a job or starting a relationship, for example -- is cautious and somewhat guarded until he or she learns that
the fears are groundless. People suffering from paranoia cannot abandon their fears. They continue to expect trickery and to doubt the loyalty of
others. In a personal relationship or marriage, this suspiciousness may take the form of pathological, unrealistic jealousy.