Consider at one time or another as a victim of injustice is a very common feeling. Not to be confused with true paranoia is a disease.
At work or friends, it happens to us all to hear a harsh word or find an attitude demonstrates, even briefly, in a certain animosity. This shows that we are attentive to what surrounds us, and this also falls within a normal defensive. Noting the negative signs, we can position ourselves in relation to other, possibly clear up misunderstandings, prevent or face the difficulties of a relationship to another.
A positive self-protection
This is paranoia in a positive sense of self-protection. It is indispensable in a potentially hazardous environment, for example a transit night. In this case, better a little paranoid that makes us watch the corner of my eye a group of individuals can be aggressive rather than deny any danger existence by immersing us in a book.
This one too paranoid sense in a competitive environment like the workplace where the persistence of misunderstanding or even outright hostility, can be disadvantageous.
When paranoia becomes excessive
Paranoia that identifies a difficulty is healthy. The paranoid who is to feel attacked in any circumstances is no more. The individual lives in a sort of permanent anxiety, constantly on the go. It is a state of constant insecurity.
It can carry a diffuse feeling of guilt. Or, conversely, a sort of feeling of superiority. In either case, within himself, the individual is a certain logic to this that others would harm him. It therefore expects the aggression and logically, he finally see her everywhere.
The relationship with others is blurred
This paranoia there, she also makes us unhappy is a real social handicap. It blurs the relationship to another. The paranoid is unable to interpret other people's messages with a minimum of objectivity. We are all more or less paranoid depending ups and downs of life, rightly and wrongly. Stress is a particularly aggravating factor. And sometimes we are truly threatened. The problem is when you go from the reaction that is normal to the overreaction that is harmful.
How do I know if I'm too paranoid?
It is very difficult to assess the situation for himself. We must ask, take some distance and try to find if such or such an objective has to be hostile or rather it is a printing reasons. You can also contact the person and without aggressiveness, asking him to enlighten you on such a sentence or another decision.
Is your paranoid limited to a certain circle or she also earned your inner circle of distrust with which relationships do not normally have reason to be?
As paranoia is not generalized to all those who approach you, as long as it is a temporary state, recent sensations, you can try to see more clearly with a trustworthy person, not involved in the circumstances that worry you. If you really feel parasitized by this operation, you need to check in with a professional who can help you without risking suspicion strengthen your reflexes.
The pathological paranoia or paranoid
Beyond distrust, even exacerbated the paranoia is a psychiatric disorder that belongs to the field of psychoses, disorders that are characterized by a disconnection from reality, the person is not even aware of his own state.
The disease is manifested by the appearance of a delusion, usually organized around a theme of persecution. The person is seriously ill and potentially dangerous. The cause of paranoia is unknown. It may take the form of a morbid jealousy or a fixation, that is what is called erotomania, on an individual.
The paranoia then reports to a psychiatric treatment and taking neuroleptic drugs to alleviate delirium.
Namely: a person who suffers from a paranoid psychosis does not wonder if it is paranoid.