- Dec 30, 2008
That's very insightful, actually. I think that paranoid people, or rather people who suffer from paranoia, become very socially withdrawn and isolated.I see. These are legitimate reasons, I suppose, because you've directly suffered the harm caused by certain approaches towards life.
But nonetheless what you're objecting to here isn't 'introversion', as such, but something else. I'm not sure what you'd call it, but it has very little to do with introversion proper and more to do with something more antisocial, paranoid even.
This is an important distinction to make about introversion that to be introverted DOES NOT make introverted people paranoid, but almost all paranoid people would identify as introverted because their distrust of others and lack of ability to bond makes them self isolate and project bad intentions onto other people.
The level of paranoia in my family was crazy. Thanks for that insight it's very helpful.