Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a type of eccentric personality disorder. An eccentric personality disorder means that the person’s behavior may seem odd or unusual to others. An individual with paranoid personality behavior is very suspicious of other people. They mistrust the motives of others and believe that others want to harm them. Additional hallmarks of this condition include being reluctant to confide in others, bearing grudges, and finding demeaning or threatening subtext in even the most innocent of comments or events. A person with PPD can be quick to feel anger and feel hostile toward others.
- believing that others have hidden motives or are out to harm them.
- doubting the loyalty of others.
- being hypersensitive to criticism.
- having trouble working with others.
- being quick to become angry and hostile.
- becoming detached or socially isolated.
- being argumentative and defensive.