Affected with paranoia; as, a paranoid schizophrenic.
Suffering from delusions of being persecuted by the conspiratorial actions of others; having an unwarranted suspicion of the motives of others; -- used loosely in a negative sense, not as a medical term; as, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you.
describing an individual affected with paranoia and presents such personality traits as extreme sensitivity to rejection, suspiciousness, hostility and self-importance.
a person afflicted with paranoia
suffering from paranoia
Pervasive and long-standing suspiciousness and mistrust of others; hypersensitivity and scanning of the environment for clues that selectively validate prejudices, attitudes, or biases. Stable psychotic features such as delusions and hallucinations are absent.
people have delusions, they think others will hurt them. They might think the police are chasing them. They might feel persecuted.