Archive for March 16th, 2010

Last Chance To Call Your Representatives!

March 16, 2010

 Last Chance To Call Your Representatives!

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

By Lisa Benson

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

By Eric Allie

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

By Ken Catalino

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Richard Ramirez

All of these tragic “funnies” are from 

This is your last chance. Give em’ hell!

VTM, 1/16/10

Behavioral Contagion: Paranoid Personality Disorder

March 16, 2010

Behavioral Contagion: Paranoid Personality Disorder

Individuals with paranoid personality disordered individuals are basically distrustful and suspicious of others; they think that others wish to exploit, deceive, or harm them; they doubt the loyalty and trustworthiness of others; they are afraid to confide in others and they see hidden threats or insults in harmless remarks. Also, such individuals harbor grudges and will not forgive others for real or perceive problems; they are generally suspicious of the motives of people and expect that others will seek to take advantage of them, or, in some way do them harm.

As a result of these expectations, paranoid personality disordered individuals generally avoid close relationships with others and they avoid emotional closeness by remaining aloof, cold and distant from people. They also tend to show a very high regard for their own ideas or perceptions and are critical of the motives, thoughts, and ideas of other’s.

The damaging effects of a person with paranoid personality disorder can spread to the people they interact with.  The negative effects of these behaviors can be very contagious to others.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.    3/16/10

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