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    Default What is the most paranoid type?

    I tend to be a very suspicious and skeptical person and I'm curious if that is just an introverted trait. Is there any correlation between personality type and paranoia? If there is, what would be the most paranoid type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I tend to be a very suspicious and skeptical person and I'm curious if that is just an introverted trait. Is there any correlation between personality type and paranoia? If there is, what would be the most paranoid type?
    It depends on what someone is getting paranoid about. (All types get paranoid to some degree... just about different things.)

    I think many of the "conspiracy theorist" types do seem to mesh well with ISTJ, however (go on the 'net and look around at who is putting up hackneyed sites about all these sorts of things)... and their weakest function would be Ne, which lends itself to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    It depends on what someone is getting paranoid about. (All types get paranoid to some degree... just about different things.)

    I think many of the "conspiracy theorist" types do seem to mesh well with ISTJ, however (go on the 'net and look around at who is putting up hackneyed sites about all these sorts of things)... and their weakest function would be Ne, which lends itself to that.
    I'm too much of a skeptic to be a true conspiracy theorist. I'm not closed to the ideas, but I'm not going to worry anymore than I have to. I'm usually paranoid about how people feel about me or what they might be thinking about me. Is that typical paranoia for an NF?

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    Js. Every paranoid person I've met has been a strong J. Differing types of it, and probably also to do with emotional stability, but I have never met a paranoid P.

    Having said that, conspiracy theories seem to come from Ps... just without the paranoid (more the "I can't believe you fell for that man" as compared to "They are coming for me, they are coming for me!").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I'm usually paranoid about how people feel about me or what they might be thinking about me. Is that typical paranoia for an NF?
    That's not being paranoid, that's having low self-esteem, being insecure and being self-conscious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    It depends on what someone is getting paranoid about. (All types get paranoid to some degree... just about different things.)

    I think many of the "conspiracy theorist" types do seem to mesh well with ISTJ, however (go on the 'net and look around at who is putting up hackneyed sites about all these sorts of things)... and their weakest function would be Ne, which lends itself to that.
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    You are usually extremely clear headed.

    A paranoid gets paranoid about everything.
    The very idea of paranoia.
    The subject matter does not count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Js. Every paranoid person I've met has been a strong J. Differing types of it, and probably also to do with emotional stability, but I have never met a paranoid P.

    Having said that, conspiracy theories seem to come from Ps... just without the paranoid (more the "I can't believe you fell for that man" as compared to "They are coming for me, they are coming for me!").
    Exactly.

    The conspiracy theorists may be wrong.
    Not always.

    Propaganda is a one way street.

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    I know an ENFP who appears to have paranoid moments that rival my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I know an ENFP who appears to have paranoid moments that rival my own.
    It is called the Stockholm syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    It is called the Stockholm syndrome.
    SS is really something quite different.

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