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I Am Paranoid

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    Self Concious

    i'm just really self concious and paranoid that i'm being watched by people that i'm walking past, or talked about by a group of whispering people. it's really annoying but i just cant help it, i think that there watching for me to do something wrong, or there talking about...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I Keep Hoping It Isn't True!

    Lately I've been paranoid about one person in my apartment building spying on me. Telling people personal things about me to the point where she wouldn't let me associate with others of my choice. I've been paranoid that same person has become obsessed with me because she wouldn...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Oct 31, 2012

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    I Sometimes Have To Laugh At Myself...........

     For instance right now.  Laying in bed, all made up fresh, had my shower and used the Channel I received for my birthday for only the second time ! And then dropped it !  Thus my silly status..........Sweet city woman deserves nothing nice, but hey, that's a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Everywhere....... I see them everywhere.

    The people who judge me. They are all around me. There are even some in my family. I can't get away from them, they're all over the place. Sometimes I think they are after me.
    Athlete2012 Athlete2012 18-21, F Jan 3

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    No

    I'm paranoid, because my father is paranoid and doesn't trust people.... And one day I asked him why... O.O .... .... Yeah I have some trust issues lol. Γ•_Γ•
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F Aug 26, 2013

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    Hallucination-1

    I was lying on my bed today and suddenly my bed started moving. It felt like earthquake...Since little earthquake is common now a days in my place, I thought it was just another earthquake. It stayed for like 1-2 minutes. Then it stopped. I got up and looked over the internet to...
    LisbethTylerMorgan LisbethTylerMorgan 22-25, F Aug 3, 2013

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    Trust

    my paranoia is crushing my ability to trust...rips it to shreds and leaves it broken and bleeding at my feet...
    anonymous555 anonymous555 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2007

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    Very Paranoid

    I don't know where my paranoia stems from, but it seems to have been with me since early early adolescence or maybe earlier, and has become worse over the years. One of my biggest paranoia problems is that when I'm walking, say at my University, I think that when people are...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2008

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    Hello Again I'm In A Bit Of A Mess.

    Well it's been some time since I'd last got on this sight. I only come on in more stricken times. Alike to what is going on this moment. Here you see at this moment a not so friendly person seems to be prowling about my lab, and I have armed myself. Either way I'm in no shape for...
    Ingramlea Ingramlea 13-15, M Jul 15, 2013

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    Not sure whether it's paranoia

    or self esteem, confidence or just a warped view of the world and people. I fly off the handle and analyse too much. So much so now that my husband had to go away on a work trip ( just a night ) and I started questioning him the lot. Anyway he changed the day to keep me happy...
    ifilayhere ifilayhere 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I Can't Help It.

    It started around 19, when I was cheated on. Ever since then, I haven't been able to trust anyone. When I leave the house, I put a penny on the inside of my doorknob so that I know if someone goes in my room while I'm gone. I keep empty water bottles on my floor so that if...
    shadowno shadowno 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    Everybody's Watching Me.

    As unrealistic as that is, I always feel like that. ALWAYS.I fear that people remember things from months ago -- embarrassing things or just stupid things. Β It's not just fear, though -- it is petrifying terror that they remember my biggest blunders and judge me on them.I also...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Nov 9, 2013

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    First time in a while

    that iv been out of the house. Im in a parking lot next to best buy and i feel really paranoid. Like someone is going to throw a grenade through my sun roof and kill me. Or a ********* lurking around in his car waiting for me to get out. I know there mostly irrational but i...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M a week ago

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    Everything

    I am paranoid about almost everything. I can't seem to get the feeling out of my mind. I am paranoid about the silliest things, like what if I spill my drink and stupid things like that. I frustrate myself so much I just don't even know what to think about it. I am paranoid that...
    PoisedPanic PoisedPanic 13-15, F Jun 1, 2013

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    What I Know

    I see blue men and believe that they are following me for the government. The Government pays them to do experiments on people. They plant cameras in my house and follow me when I go out. I can feel their eyes on me where ever I go. All the time. I don't want to tell people...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F Nov 1, 2013

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    Wow...

    If I'm home alone I refuse to answer the door.  I won't even look out to see who it is at risk of them seeing me and knowing I'm home.  It's crazy.  I'll go in the back room and hide until I think they're gone.  No one I know ever comes by without calling...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 6 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    I Am Definality Paranoid

    I alway think and feel like people are doing things to me to affect my happyness. And always think people have negitive intentions towards me. I do isolate myself in my room all day. I hate going out i have to force myself to go out side and do the things i need to do...
    wsander1 wsander1 31-35, M Oct 20, 2013

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    The end of a friendship.

    .. Never before have I caused so much hatred and bitterness in a person. I will never forgive myself for what I did that day, and it was all due to my paranoia. It was August 10, 2013, and my former best friend (I'll just call her Mary, as a pseudonym) invited me to the mall...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Day after day, I suffer the pain of

    that awful feeling, that something is watching me. I developed the idea that I wasn't being stalked by a someone; no human could possibly be this stealthy. So I came to the assumption that my life was being controlled by something. Everywhere my back is turned, I can feel the...
    ImaginationAbomination ImaginationAbomination 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Keeping My Job

    I worry a lot about whether or not I do a good job at work, at least good enough. I feel like I do enough tasks at work but at the same time I feel like I don't do enough because I'm so in the moment I feel like my mind is in a cloud, even though in the moment I feel like I'm...
    wavvvvvvves wavvvvvvves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    i live in a main highway

    so it's not a normal street and it has a very busy rode, and we don't have any neighbours there's tons of cars flying past my house all night and there's a bar across from my house so there's always drunk men outside at night. im becoming paranoid, im a night owl so im up most...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I feel impending doom all the time

    and have thoughts of people conspiring against me. I also feel past decisions from what feels like another life will come back to haunt me.
    Stuckinmyhead0o Stuckinmyhead0o 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's Not Even Safe Here

    Sometimes I beleive that outlets such as EP are just crawling with mental health professionals and authorities just waiting to add people to their lists of potential crazies. It's one thing if crimes are being committed but, its another to need a safe place to go and just lay...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    I'm paranoid about everything.

    That's why I want to be at home all the time. I don't trust people. Yeah, I have friends.. But I feel so lonely. No one knows the real me. Even my best friend. I think I'll die alone.
    llilith llilith 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Paranoid Delusions

    It's so funny, because I'm a person who is apparently supposed to have complete control. For some reason there are still things in my head that I can't control. Yes, I have paranoid delusions on occasion as well as hallucinations. My last hallucination was of my son turning...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Is It Really Paranoia?

    Given that you really are out to get me, is it really paranoia?  I like to think of it as just being observant of the world around me. At least I'm getting used to the world being out to get me.
    ag123 ag123 41-45 8 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Fear

    I constantly feel like I will be or have been caught doing something wrong. Every time someone at work needs to asks to speak to me the first question out of my mouth is "what did I do wrong", or "did I do something wrong?" I know it's not healthy, but I don...
    quietnight quietnight 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    Ever since i was 15 years old,

    I've had trust issues. I never trusted anyone and I've felt that i was targeted or that everyone was out to get me, or was planning something. It fustrates me so because i know thats not true..
    mysterious77 mysterious77 16-17 Dec 28, 2013

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    You ever freak out at every sound,

    or look or even a car that looks like it's been down the street way to many time? Yup, that's me. I don't trust people. If I'm driving down the road and a car has fallowed me for quite some time, I will go the extra mile just to make sure. I am very aware of my surroundings. I...
    oniwolf3 oniwolf3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I Feel Out Of Place

    I always think people are looking at me judging me... i can't tell if i look good or bad anymore
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    I Don'T Know How To Say This..

    I am young, I know this but I am paranoid. Somedays when I can't sleep, I think that I will die...I feel it in my everything. I think that I'll die because of cancer (i have to mention that i smoke and i can't quit) but not this is the problem..even if i didn't smoke i would...
    BiancaMMM BiancaMMM 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Just Because You're Paranoid....

    I was gaslighted by a previous employer until the paranoia they instilled in me created a complete and total breakdown to the point of near catatonia. It backfired on them because now they have to pay for my recovery, but it has left me permanently paranoid. I check everything...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T Feb 26, 2011

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    I Feel Sometimes Like Someone Is After Me

    It usually happens at night, but has happened during the day. I have these weird paranoid thoughts that someone will suddenly burst through my apartment door and shoot me. At night, I could be nearly asleep and then suddenly there is a noise. And I get scared. I start to get...
    Ellyni Ellyni 21-25, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    Paranoia Is Exhausting

    One of the main reasons I find it hard to function in social situations when I am depressed is because I analyse the words and behaviour of others to such an extent that everything they do or say has a covert meaning specifically for me. I personalise everything. Even when people...
    applesncinnamon applesncinnamon 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    I See Danger In Almost Any Situation................

     *sighs*     I  am a better safe than sorry type.............I don't know how to explain it really.  We live in a nice enough neighborhood, but this IS Chicago.  There have been robberies and shootings of people in the alleys and ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    I was raised in a very odd situation,

    my parents are criminal defence lawyers, since I was 4 or so me and my sister would be at their office on weekends or after school. We were told to generally hide in the back room when clients came in, and to be very silent. 14 years later, I do the same thing when I'm at their...
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M Mar 27

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    Things That Go Bump In The Night And Other Things

    Not too long ago I had a nightmare that i got attacked while in my car. Well I usually leave for school or work while it is dark outside and I have been paranoid to go out in the dark, i think someone is going to jump out from the bushes and attack me I walk quickly to my car...
    tarasekd tarasekd 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    I Am A Ridiculous Human Being

    I have a paranoid side. My paranoid side is vocal and righteous. My paranoid side uses phrases like "for your own good" and "better safe than sorry". It has never yet saved my life but secretly believes that it is only a matter of time. I am sharing with you a story about a...
    BornReady BornReady 18-21, F May 16, 2010

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    Sick Of All The Conspiracies

    They have been going on for so long. For so many years I have been constantly running and hiding from others who were trying to hurt me. I got to the point where I could no longer cope. I was desperate to stop the conspiracies but I didn't know how.Then, a few months ago, I ended...
    GreenMonsterGal GreenMonsterGal 22-25 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    I'm So Paranoid That Its Ridiculous

    I always think people are mad at me or talking about me. I always think that minor problems are or could lead to really bad problems. I always feel like I'm saying the wrong things.
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    I Didn'T Like Accept It, But When Three Different Psychiatrists In Three Different Clinics All Said The Same...

    I have just got back from a psychiatrist in Bond Street from a test for whether or not I had EOD (excessive paranoia disorder or something like that). Ans she was emphatic that I was indeed very paranoid. I was shocked, but not as much as worried. because this wasn't the first...
    englandworldcupwinners2014 englandworldcupwinners2014 16-17 Apr 20, 2013

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    iAwkwardo iAwkwardo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Especially When I'm Stoned

    It's not about the government, or secret societies ruling the world. It's about the people around me. I'm paranoid that they hate me, that they know secret things about me, that they talk about me constantly behind my back. That they plot against me... Which is ridiculous...
    noisefilter noisefilter 21-25, M 16 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    Social Paranoia

    I am sitting and someone laughs. Were they talking about me? I am sitting and someone whispers. Did she just say something about me? I am walking and someone looks at me. Why is he looking at me? I am walking and someone does not look. Why is he not looking? The mind of a very...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 4 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I just moved to a new city.

    There is barely any crime here but I'm still freaking out every night. I am so paranoid about someone breaking into my house. We have these big windows and my kids bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house as mine. Every sound worries me. I stay up nearly all night and get...
    alyn1288 alyn1288 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Is This What You Would Say Is Paranoid?

    First of all i must say that this is about a very dear friend (now ex-partner sadly due to all this) So here goes..... First of all some back ground, he grew up not so well, pushed out, looked down on ect and this hasnt changed (by family an friends an randoms) he has been hurt...
    Confused108 Confused108 22-25 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    I am paranoid when it comes to sex.

    I love sex. I have a lot of sex. But it am currently not on any type of birth control, and cannot afford a child at this time. I'm a broke student. I just spent $20 on two ******* pregnancy tests, and it makes my heart kindof cringe every time I spend the money on **** like...
    metalchick5 metalchick5 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Lol I keep having this dream

    that these girls come ****** me up and rape me lol now when i walk around I'm paranoid that's gong to happen πŸ˜‚πŸ˜₯😱😨
    lilrion lilrion 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I Have So Much Anxiety That People Only Pretend To Like Me

    I overthink any conversation I've had all day to see if I said anything dumb, and overthink everything. I become paranoid that people don't actually like me, and find me annoying and weird. I also always think people are mad at me really easy
    misstornanonymous misstornanonymous 18-21, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Behind My Back People Say....

     that guy really is paranoid. 
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 1 Response Dec 7, 2008

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    So, my boyfriend said we should take shrooms

    when I come down for a couple months, we are long distance, and I am a little hesitant. I told him that I would and how excited I was but now I'm a little concerned. He said, "we should write music while we are tripping." I agreed but since I am super paranoid 24/7, I started...
    tarynsitolove tarynsitolove 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone Hates Me

    I have dealt with anxiety and depression all my life, it's always horrible but at least I have been able to keep it at bay mostly....until something new popped up. I am petrified that everyone hates me. I'm scared of this almost all the time. I can ignore it sometimes if I'm...
    Cutecolleen Cutecolleen 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    I believe my mother tries to poison me

    sometimes. I have a water bottle that is specifically for me. she knows it. lately the water coming from their has been tasting a bit odd. it could just be the bottle. I threw it away today to be safe. but I wouldn't put it pass her to do this to me. I have seen nothing but her...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I'm Paranoid

    It goes through phases.It hasn't been too bad recently which I am happy about and seems to be getting better all of the time.I'm a whole lot more paranoid than I let on,honestly but not just about normal things like whether someone is going to break in or who's talking about you...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    I'm super paranoid I just woke up out of a dead

    sleep and went around my house with my pepper spray checking all of the windows...I even woke my sister up and scared her..something's wrong with me 😒
    picKLe47 picKLe47 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I do. Even when I have a reason not to. But I grew up in a house where the rules changed all of the time. It just seems like I just have to look out for myself. That...
    AmbitiousFire100 AmbitiousFire100 26-30, M Mar 20

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    I dont know if what I am feeling is paranoia. Lately I have been feeling like my psychiatrist is lying to me about my medication. I have also been struggling to see people the same...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 22