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Paranoid Personality Disorder

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:

  • Suspicion
  • Concern with hidden motives
  • Expects to be exploited by others
  • Inability to collaborate
  • Social isolation
  • Poor self image
  • Detachment
  • Hostility

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