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Paranoia, scientifically described as a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive cognitive modules anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat.

Whether one likes to admit it or not, all human beings are, at the least, at little paranoid, you look around for threats while walking in the dark, your body prepares itself for Fight or Flight when you first hear a strange noise, you even lock your car door, which is fine, that's simply your survival instincts kicking in, But there are times when paranoia can be taken a bit far, So my question is....

Are you an unusually paranoid person?, or
Have you ever been unusually paranoid?
If so, what was the cause?
How do/did you deal with it?


As for me, of course I am, I spent my childhood as a tormented, outcast, sociopathic albino, who walked into a few too many ambushes if you read my "Loner thread" all the info is pretty much there, Whenever I'm anywhere I keep 360 degree perimeter awareness at ALL times, even when by myself, Everyone is a potential threat, I trust VERY few people

When people speak to me for more then 12 seconds, I get a little suspicous and panicked, I'm not important enough to talk to for that damn long, whenever someone I'm not familiar with, talks to me, I always make sure they are at least, at arm and a half's length, (regular arm's length is still good throat slitting distance)

When they violate my personal space, in my mind they've just given me permission to kill them. I have a 40 caliber pistol I carry around whenever possible/legal, and when I'm home alone, I often walk around my house with it, I even hope to save up to purchase an AK-47 one day, but mostly for intimidation purposes rather than offensive, it's a scary looking weapon


There is a much longer list than this, but you get the point
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product of environment wee all are
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29 / M / Peru (at last here)
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lol i'm not paranoic at all!! i'm pretty calm about everything and like to overthink about most of the stuffs i like i might get a bit anxious when expecting a new episode of sum anime but not paranoic
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abel89 wrote:

Paranoia, scientifically described as a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive cognitive modules anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat

Whether one likes to admit it or not, all human beings are, at the least, at little paranoid, you look around for threats while walking in the dark, your body prepares itself for Fight or Flight when you first hear a strange noise, you even lock your car door, which is fine, that's simply your survival instincts kicking in, But there are times when paranoia can be taken a bit far, So my question is......

Are you an unusually paranoid person?, or
Have you ever been unusually paranoid?
If so, what was the cause?
How do/did you deal with it?


As for me, of course I am, I spent my childhood as a tormented, outcast, sociopathic albino, who walked into a few too many ambushes if you read my "Loner thread" all the info is pretty much there, Whenever I'm anywhere I keep 360 degree perimeter awareness at ALL times, even when by myself, Everyone is a potential threat, I trust VERY few people

When people speak to me for more then 12 seconds, I get a little suspicous and panicked, I'm not important enough to talk to for that damn long, whenever someone I'm not familiar with, talks to me, I always make sure they are at least, at arm and a half's length, (regular arm's length is still good throat slitting distance)

When they violate my personal space, in my mind they've just given me permission to kill them. I have a 40 caliber pistol I carry around whenever possible/legal, and when I'm home alone, I often walk around my house with it, I even hope to save up to purchase an AK-47 one day, but mostly for intimidation purposes rather than offensive,


There is a much longer list than this, but you get the point


is this psychotic illness can be prevented or can be healed?
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You could go through counseling but it doesn't really work...
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AHHHHH~! THE N.H.K. IS AFTER ME~!! *Packs a cleaver and some tazers*
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27 / F / Kazakhstan
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the anime was good, thats all that matters about that
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balthazaar21 wrote:

the anime was good, thats all that matters about that


Don't discuss off topic things here. Go find the NHK thread.

Anyways...paranoia isn't as rare anymore, huh?
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27 / M / Columbus,Ohio
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i get like bi polar paranoid or w/e whenever people jsut stare at me and theyre kinda laughing near me but i cant tell what theyre laughing at so i assume theyre laughing at me. then i get all pissed and shit and im like WTF ARE YOU LOOKING/LAUGHING AT?? then everyone gets quiet and then theres that akward silence where its so serious its funny. and i jsut walk away.
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25 / F / Canada
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Posted 10/15/07

LmaonadeLOL wrote:


balthazaar21 wrote:

the anime was good, thats all that matters about that


Don't discuss off topic things here. Go find the NHK thread.

Anyways...paranoia isn't as rare anymore, huh?


It's actually quite common. The number of people diagnosed has increased, especially in adolescences.

I'm have a borderline personality disorder or something (can't remember what it is called...too late at night)...
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28 / M / North Carolina
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darkmagiciangirl911 wrote:

You could go through counseling but it doesn't really work...


Kinda figured that......
I'm pretty much beyond mental help of any kind.
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28 / F / Vancouver
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Posted 10/15/07
maybe a little, i dont trust anyone....
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23 / M / Palm Beach, Florida
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The anime Paranoia Agent shows a great example of paranoia.
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on my way to your...
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^ PA was a great series....mind blowing stuff xD


abel89 wrote:
When people speak to me for more then 12 seconds, I get a little suspicous and panicked, I'm not important enough to talk to for that damn long, whenever someone I'm not familiar with, talks to me, I always make sure they are at least, at arm and a half's length, (regular arm's length is still good throat slitting distance)


yeah i can kinda understand that, i can get paranoid especially when strangers start talking to me even if they're asking the time i get suspicious which sounds unreasonable i know but i can't help but be on my guard all the time, partly i blame the media for scare-mongering and hearing stories of bad things that have happened to people

Also i get paranoid when someone stands too close and invading my private space but i suppose thats a natural reaction. And when i am carrying my backpack i get paranoid when they stand behind me....i fear being pick-pocketed! ><

I think paranoia can be a good thing sometimes as it keeps you on your toes but too much can paralyze you're day to day life......hmm it can kinda turn into OCD in a way.
Although i don't think my paranoia is as serious

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Its 'unusually' paranoid for me. I mean its gotten bad enough that my family has noticed. I believe its due to the fact that a lot of changes (mostly sad/bad) has happened to me recently, as well as coming out of a long depression. I know it will pass because its not like me to be at this end of the pole, but its difficult to deal with. What do I do? I try to think it thru, but often times I have to put it aside until I can mentally and physically deal with it.
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