Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a type of personality disorder that can cause the individual to develop unreasonable suspicion of 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.
Causes of Paranoid Personality Disorder:-
Researchers today don’t know what causes paranoid personality disorder; however, there are many theories about the possible causes. Most professionals subscribe to a biopsychosocial model of causation — that is, the causes are likely due to biological and genetic factors, social factors (such as how a person interacts in their early development with their family and friends and other children), and psychological factors (the individual’s personality and temperament, shaped by their environment and learned coping skills to deal with stress).
DEALING WITH PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER
Reduce your stress levels:-
The best way to do this is by meditating and using breathing techniques. Try breathing in as deeply as you can and then expelling all the air from your lungs and repeating the process.
Listening to music and performing yoga is also a way to calm your mind.
Keep your sleep routine normal:-
The disturbed sleeping patterns can aggravate your paranoia. So it is important to get enough sleep for a person with this disorder.
Keep yourself healthy:-
Eat well-balanced meals and exercise as often as possible. It is important to keep yourself healthy so that you can feel good about yourself. Put food into your body that will make you feel good.
Try to stay positive and motivated:-
As a person with PPD, you should constantly be supplying yourself with positive thoughts. One way that you can do this is by reading and watching material that has uplifting content.
This will help you keep your perspective positive towards people and life.
Keep your confidence up:-
To combat your paranoia, it is important to remind yourself that you are a unique and special individual. If you think someone is looking at you and assessing you, remind yourself that you are beautiful.
Find ways to calm yourself in public:-
Sometimes, this means simply removing yourself from a situation that is making you feel uncomfortable. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that all of the people around you have their own personal fears.
Be aware of the symptoms of PPD:-
Being aware of what PPD can cause to you, can help you tackle situations easily.
Symptoms of PPD include:-
A strong belief or suspicion that other people are out to get you through deception, inducing harm, and/or exploitation.
Have a hard time banking on the loyalty of friends, office mates, and even family members.
Have the inclination to hold grudges for a very long time and is unforgiving of insults and physical injuries.
Consistently see attacks of your person and reputation that is not perceived as such by other people. This erroneous assumption often results in severe counterattacks.
Have a hard time trusting a partner (spouse or sexual partner) thinking that he or she is cheating on you at any given time.
Understanding the causes of PPD:-
Emotional trauma due to abuses in the past can also contribute to the development of PPD.
Most people with Paranoid Personality Disorder also have someone in the family who suffers from schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions. Heredity can also be a big factor in the causation of PPD.
Seeking professional help:-
With the help of a professional therapist, you can manage your fears. It will take time, hard work, and dedication, but you will eventually regain control of your life. As soon as you begin to notice symptoms of this disorder, seek help.
Monitor your emotions:-
When you do begin therapy, there will be moments where you will feel sad or depressed about your disorder, particularly when you gain insights into the ways that you perceive others. This sadness can lead to clinical depression. If you do start feeling excess amounts of sadness, talk to your therapist.