A feeling of being watched, threatened, or targeted by a threat or threat to one's life or well-being
Paranoia is a false feeling that one is being watched or being threatened somehow which we all feel at some point in our lives; however, one has the insight that it is not valid. They are unable to confide in or trust others. Moreover, they cannot forgive, accept criticism, or compromise. They believe that they are right and have trouble being vulnerable and letting their guard down. They are also easily offended and can be aggressive, defensive, and hostile. In some cases, one may experience hallucinations. One may share these paranoid thoughts even when they are on pleasant occasions around others.