Paranoid personality disorder is a personality disorder. It is marked by social distrust, emotional coldness, unforgiving, and sensitivity to criticism. It is defined by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. The DSM-5 is published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Traits include these:
- Concern with hidden motives
- Expects to be exploited by others
- Inability to collaborate
- Social isolation
- Poor self image
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