Your personality is determined by the unique character traits or patterns that come together to make you you.

It’s the way we feel, think, and behave that makes each of us unique and different from others. No two people are alike, after all. Even identical twins with many of the same physical traits can have different personalities.

If you have a personality disorder, the way you feel, think, and behave may negatively impact the way you function in the world and in your relationships. Certain persistent traits my indicate a personality disorder.

There are 10 types of personality disorders, one of which is paranoid personality disorder.

If you have paranoid personality disorder, you may think others around you are being mean or deceitful toward you. You may also be suspicious or mistrust other people’s motives. This can make it difficult to form and keep close relationships.

We’ve created this brief test to help you figure out if you may have symptoms of paranoid personality disorder.

Though you may recognize a few traits in yourself, or get a result indicating the condition, only a medical professional can make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment for paranoid personality disorder is available and effective.


The quiz below is designed to help you understand whether you might meet the diagnostic criteria for paranoid personality disorder.

For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 2 minutes to complete.

Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

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This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have a personality disorder or other condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.

For a deeper dive into paranoid personality disorder, learn more here.