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Title: How common are paranoid thoughts?
Post by: Hadrian on 10/07/2006 22:23:54
How common are paranoid thoughts?

In one recent survey:

70% of people said that they had, at some time, experienced the feeling that people were deliberately trying to harm or upset them in some way.
In another study:

93% of respondents believed that, at some point, they had been talked about behind their back and
80% of people had often felt that strangers were looking at them critically


Try this test and let us know how you get on

Stop looking at me!


link to test:
http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/apps/paranoidthoughts/information/common.html

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Title: Re: How common are paranoid thoughts?
Post by: another_someone on 10/07/2006 22:51:10
quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian
How common are paranoid thoughts?

In one recent survey:

70% of people said that they had, at some time, experienced the feeling that people were deliberately trying to harm or upset them in some way.
In another study:

93% of respondents believed that, at some point, they had been talked about behind their back and
80% of people had often felt that strangers were looking at them critically


Try this test and let us know how you get on



How does this prove paranoia?

It is paranoia if it is persistent and irrational, but what test has their been that these people's fears are irrational (and, the comments above do not even look at persistency, only that the people have at some time in their live felt this way.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics Disreali.



George
Title: Re: How common are paranoid thoughts?
Post by: Hadrian on 10/07/2006 22:56:37
quote:
Originally posted by another_someone

quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian
How common are paranoid thoughts?

In one recent survey:

70% of people said that they had, at some time, experienced the feeling that people were deliberately trying to harm or upset them in some way.
In another study:

93% of respondents believed that, at some point, they had been talked about behind their back and
80% of people had often felt that strangers were looking at them critically


Try this test and let us know how you get on



How does this prove paranoia?

It is paranoia if it is persistent and irrational, but what test has their been that these people's fears are irrational (and, the comments above do not even look at persistency, only that the people have at some time in their live felt this way.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics Disreali.



George




Well i can't see how it proves anything myself but then again i don't think it set out to do so.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Title: Re: How common are paranoid thoughts?
Post by: upton on 10/07/2006 23:00:26
quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian

How common are paranoid thoughts?





What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.




Oh Dear. Why are you asking ? [:)]

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Title: Re: How common are paranoid thoughts?
Post by: Hadrian on 10/07/2006 23:01:08
just as a by the way This test is part of the  King's College London website

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.