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Is it normal to think everyone is out to get me?

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Last Updated: 08/14/2018 at 11:52am
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April 4th, 2015 3:13am
Being paranoid like that can stem from past experiences. Depending on your situation, it may be completely valid.
September 5th, 2016 9:01pm
Yes because they are, most of them are. I never a single person in my life that i can trust and i like to be cautious because there many snakes disguised as friends
February 29th, 2016 2:42am
I do not feel like that is a normal feeling. Why would you come to those conclusions? In some ways, that is a sign of psychosis. Also, you can never make a generalization that every person on earth is out to get you, that is not reality.
January 10th, 2017 10:29pm
It is normal to think that, but that's just common fear from either past things and people in your life and just daily life. But you don't want to brainwash your brain into thinking that. You will be okay, there are good people out there who want to change you into a better person and not hurt you. Feed off of that positive actions and people.
April 28th, 2015 10:18am
What is normal? No it is not usual to think everyone is out to get us but sometimes when we are down or things are not going right it feels that way. If you feel like this try and think about the last time someone actually did something bad against you.. when you normally put something in to perspective you realise it was probably long ago, and every day since you have been fine. Think instead what recently has someone done nice or neutral to me. This list will out weigh the negatives nearly all the time.
November 14th, 2016 5:16pm
To be 100% honest, it's normal to people with anxiety disorders. For the normal population, however, it's called being paranoid. It's okay to have an anxiety disorder, but please talk to a trusted adult and seek counseling. It has helped a lot of people, including me, and it should very well help you. Thanks!
May 22nd, 2015 11:22pm
It's normal to distrust people in general or people who have hurt you before, trust issues are very common. However its very important to remember good people who only wish best for you.
May 31st, 2015 3:55pm
Paranoia isn't uncommon, but can be a sign of mental illness, which should be taken very seriously. I'd suggest reaching out for help if these thoughts persist.
January 4th, 2016 5:44am
That depends. Do you have factual reasons to believe that or do you suffer from anxiety and/or depression which can make people prone to feeling this way? Take a deeper look and if the latter is the case, ask yourself if you are bothered by it enough to have to speak to someone.
October 26th, 2015 9:26pm
I think it would depend on the situation, but it could help talking to someone to help try and figure out the root cause of why you feel that way
October 26th, 2015 10:29am
Not specifically, I mean i get those feelings too but i see my therapist for that! So you should definitely see someone for that as well!
February 15th, 2016 4:50am
No, this is not normal behavior! You likely suffer from paranoia and insomnia and should consult a doctor or therapist, or both.
March 5th, 2015 12:20am
Yes - it is normal to feel a little paranoid every once in a while, but not all the time. If you are feeling unsafe, it is suggested that you consult your concerns with a higher authority to help protect you. (e.g. parent or teacher)
April 5th, 2016 10:31am
It is normal to think everyone is out to get you. It will help you if speak about it to people, this is where 7 Cups is a great tool.
August 14th, 2018 11:52am
It is not normal and may be a sign of mental illness. This sounds like heightened anxiety or hallucinations.