It doesn't hurt to try? I assume this is in reference to drugs, alcohol, etc.? DanH 23:37, 23 February 2008 (EST)
Paranoid personality disorder: Descriptive diagnosis per American DSM-IV-TR
DSM-IV-TR 301.00 Paranoid Personality Disorder.
According to the DSM-IV-TR, this disorder is characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspicion of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following:
- Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her
- Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates
- Is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her
- Reads benign remarks or events as threatening or demeaning.
- Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights
- Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack
- Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner.
The traits, behaviors and characteristics
- Do not occur exclusively during the course of a mood disorder accompanied by psychotic features nor other psychotic disorders.
- Are not due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition.
Does this American definition sound familiar to anyone?SiggyF 14:04, 24 February 2008 (EST)
Or was I too subtle? The profusion of Liberal (fill in the blank) articles is bordering on ridiculous to outright delusional. These overlapping articles on one man's opinion of a large albeit imaginary group of people seems rather---paranoid. SiggyF 16:12, 24 February 2008 (EST)
- I don't know of anyone here who fits those criteria. I suspect, however, that you have different opinions about some of the subjective parts of those criteria. For example, is the suspicion of the first point "without sufficient basis", or does it have sufficient basis? Is any preoccupation (second point) unjustified or justified? And so on. The way that I judge it, I can't see that list fitting anyone here. Does that answer your question, or was it more of a criticism than a question? Philip J. Rayment 20:47, 24 February 2008 (EST)
Some of these are a bit confusing to me. I think if they are worded differently they would be more clear. (I'm taking specifically about the current numbers 1, 7, 9, and 15). HelpJazz 18:40, 24 February 2008 (EST)
This page has issues too.
This page seems to be just an attempt to make liberals look bad. I would say that most liberals do not act like this page suggests. A lot of these points are very questionable at best. Others, while it is true that liberals use them, are used by others just as much as liberals. --Tim (CPAdmin1)talk Vote in my NEW polls 22:26, 26 February 2008 (EST)
- There are liberal tricks, and this entry helps identify the more popular ones. Review how much the liberals here protested our entry Hollywood Values, and watch how often the liberals on television and in magazines push Hollywood. That isn't coming from God, and we know deceitful His opposite is. To be forewarned is to be prepared.--Aschlafly 23:27, 26 February 2008 (EST)