Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself (e.g. "Everyone is out to get me"). Paranoia is distinct from phobias, which also involve irrational fear, but usually no blame. Making false accusations and the general distrust of others also frequently accompany paranoia. For example, an incident most people would view as an accident or coincidence, a paranoid person might believe was intentional.

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  1. MasterChief

    Thoughts on this video (guns included!)

    Thoughts on this video.... seems scripted for the US...notice the people watching the camera, ages, trigger non safety, barrel sweeping, random people stepping in to either say stop or go -ahead....paranoid?...not sure....just seemed off to me in many respects. Kudos to you if you caught...
  2. CountryGent

    Invasion U.S.A. (1952)

    No, not the unrelated 1985 Chuck Norris of the same name. A little slice of Cold War paranoia about an invasion of the mainland US for your viewing enjoyment. It stars Gerald Mohr (radio personality), Peggie Castle (B-Movie staple), Dan O'Herlihy (of Robinson Crusoe fame), and Phyllis Coates...
  3. CountryGent

    "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" — The Twilight Zone

    For your viewing enjoyment, the classic Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street". In addition to be an entertaining episode, it delves into crowd psychology, paranoia, and panic. Fun factoid: The uniforms worn by the aliens are from the film Forbidden Planet. So if they...
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