A person with paranoid personality disorder has a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent,
beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts and lasts through a long time.
0.5% to 2.5% of the general population has paranoid personality disorder.
People with paranoid personality disorder will have a majority of the following symptoms:
suspect others for harming them without of a justified reason
filled with doubt for their friends loyalty and trustworthiness
unwilling to be open to others because they fear that the information will be used to harm themselves
interpret kind words into threatening and humiliating meanings
cannot forgive injuries and insults
quick to counter-attack when they think that someone is trying to ruin their character or reputation
continuously suspicious about their partners' loyalty without justification