reply to post by open_eyeballs
good thing you fell into another syntax trap. fear is not paranoia. i am also glad you used my sentences out of order and tried to say i compared
myself to a squirrel. well time to get schooled.
first paranoia is defined here: en.wikipedia.org...
as a thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear, often to the
point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat towards oneself. In the
original Greek, παράνοια (paranoia) simply means madness (para = outside; nous = mind). Historically, this characterization was used to
describe any delusional state.
Sometimes in common usage, the term paranoia is misused to describe a phobia. For example, a person may not want to fly out of fear
the plane may crash. This does not in itself indicate paranoia, but rather a phobia. The lack of blame in this case usually points to the latter. An
example of paranoia, however, would be fear that while watching an American Football game, the team huddle was talking about the person affected. An
important feature of paranoid thinking is its centrality: that the paranoid person perceives themselves as central figures in an experienced scenario
which may be either dangerous (persecutory) or self-exalting (grandiose) and interprets events which have no reference to them in reality as directed
at or about them.
Fear is defined here en.wikipedia.org...
as an emotional response to threats and danger. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in
response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of pain. Psychologists John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that
fear is one of a small set of basic or innate emotions. This set also includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished
from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any external threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific
behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Worth noting
is that fear always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable.
strangely enough paranoia is not defined as an emotional response. Because paranoia has stopped me from getting stuck in a party about to get busted.
It should be a response rather than a disorder. Because i have seen people over react to stimuli like it is going to kill them and i have seen people
almost act like they can see the future and act before a bad event.
as for syntax, there is much you cannot understand. Referencing a squirrel is called an example of paranoia. It is not connecting me to the squirrel
in anyway. Get over your own false stance of intelligence. I have schooled people like you all over the net in every type of forum and they always
respond the same. I guess your next response will be to say i need to see a shrink.
[edit on 31-8-2009 by guidanceofthe third kind]