Excessive skepticism in relationships can be a sign of paranoia

The extreme skepticism that leaves people breathless and the jealousy it causes are gradually eroding relationships. Nowadays, when excessive jealousy is mistaken for excessive love, couples often have problems because of jealousy caused by skepticism. A number of controlling behaviors such as frequently checking their phones, periodically asking for location and photos, to depressionwhy is this happening. Skepticismalong with jealousy and pessimism So to speak, after a while, the other party can’t avoid endless doubts, even if they catch a bird with their mouth. It should be known that there are a number of reasons underlying unfounded, unproven and unrealistic suspicions. Skepticism coexists in disorders such as paronoid personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.

What is extreme skepticism?

Skepticism is the belief that there are some situations that exist and are beyond the visible. Human beings are skeptical and curious beings by their very existence. The birth of scientific knowledge and philosophical thoughts emerged with skeptical approaches. A purposeful skepticism pays off. Excessive skepticism is paranoia.

What is Paranoid Personality Disorder?

People with paranoid personality disorder have dysfunctional, unrealistic perceptions. In paranoid personality disorder, the person’s basic beliefs are insecurity and skepticism. They experience insecurity that cannot be proven otherwise by reasoning. They may seem logical and objective, but they are quite stubborn. They try to impose their opinions in an aggressive manner by complaining. They are usually very difficult personalities to get along with. They are quite distant. Since they are overly cautious, their friendships are also formal.

How Is the Paranoid Personality Defined by the Environment?

These people are described by the people around them as arguing, touchy, jealous, uneasy, distant, planners.

Since they have no insight into this disorder, they do not seek help from a specialist. There are 4 types of paranoia;

jealousy skepticism: The person raises serious suspicion that he has been deceived.

Doubt seeing evil:The person has delusions that he will be harmed by others.

Erotomanic suspicion:The person believes in delusions that socially famous people are in love with him.

Somatic (Bodily) doubt:The person suspects that he has a very serious illness, he has serious fictions.

Size paranoid: The person has big claims. He has unrealistic thoughts that he is a prophet and that he has important discoveries.

Apart from the perception of reality, skeptical people live their lives with the anxiety that they will be constantly harmed.

As mentioned above, this situation in bilateral relations reveals itself with the suspicion of jealousy. The thing to remember is that not every jealous person has paranoid disorder.

Jealousy is excessive possessiveness of the person we love. A healthy jealousy is a normal emotion. Excessive jealousy is destructive. Jealousy caused by paranoid skepticism in relationships causes controlling, limitations, retaliation between couples. Pathological suspicion causes more infidelity among individuals. Because the person with paranoia overwhelms, blames and does not easily accept being blamed. They hold grudges and are not easily forgiven. These people have a hard time persuading.

So how should I behave in such a relationship?

When you try to respond to paranoia, it will not end. If you remove a doubt, a new one will arise in its place.

Keep behaving the way you normally do. If you try to relieve the other person’s paranoia, you will undermine the person’s ability to deal with this anxiety and doubt.

If you apply the limits and restrictions it sets, you will reinforce this disorder.
Do not resort to ways to prove yourself, to prove your commitment.
Keep in mind that paranoid personalities are not very open to criticism.
When talking to these people, be clear and concise.
Lying should be avoided, even as a joke.
When you act decisively and are clear in your thoughts, the person will be relieved as the uncertainties disappear.

Sigmund Freud has a saying.
“I have always sought strength and confidence outside of myself. But they come from within, they are always there”.

MY LOVELY;

UZM.KLINIK PSK. ÖZLEM SEN BAYSAL

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