A thread like this has probably been done in the past, but I haven't seen a thread with this kind of name, though there are threads with people talking about it. Another thread reminded me of this idea, because my post relates to paranoid responses to an intruder. Personally I have a lot of paranoia that someone is going to come into my place, when I am unaware of it, and by the time I realize it, it's too late. This very same paranoia, at times makes it hard for me to shower (because showering distracts me, and drowns out any sounds I would otherwise hear when awake). Countless times, like into the thousands now, I would open the curtain of the shower to check over and over that someone hadn't opened the bathroom door without me realizing. The same thing was true when my family renovated their bathroom to have sliding doors...again, I opened it many times to check. I never really have a shower where I don't check multiple times in-between rinsing, to ensure that nobody is there. Sometimes I even fear that someone will shoot through the bathroom door, thus hitting me in the shower... sometimes I fear that someone will shoot through the bathroom window, which at one family members house, happens to be in the shower... sort of like, they can get to me, even if they don't come through the door... Sometimes it makes it hard for me to do other things, like playing on a keyboard I have... because then I could easily get wrapped up in that, and not realize someone has come in the house. Sometimes it has stopped me watching TV too, because again, the noises from the TV in my head, are capable of drowning out the sounds of a very silent intruder. Many times I don't go to bed over that same fear... or are unable to sleep alone (I.E. without someone else in the house somewhere). Sometimes I hear noises and think that must be someone in the house, then go investigate, with my heart racing, to see if what I think is true... The same reason, I don't really sleep with the lights off, though lately, I have been alright... I still always have a laptop next to my face, and its always on. I never turn it off. The other place I lived in, when I lived with family, there was a dog. This dog would sometimes growl or bark for no apparent reason; obviously this would freak me out... and I'd try to figure out where I could hide in my room that'd make them (the intruder) believe I wasn't actually in the room at all. I'd also be afraid to sit on the couch to watch tv, because it meant that my back was turned away... someone could easily come behind me, without me realizing it, if I was paying attention to something in front of me. This seems to be the biggest paranoia in my life, and has been there for a long time. It comes and goes in intensity too. Another separate paranoia is that people I know are going to try and have sex with me, sort of unwanted sex, from family members or just anyone around. Just afraid of being put into that scenario. It's more of a paranoia though, because of how I handle it, I handle it much like the above situation as well, during the night time. I often think about scenarios, or what I would do, or how it would go down etc.... But obviously not something that's happening. Yet I still sit there paranoid about it. I would like it if others shared too, but that's ok if it's too personal of a thing for others to share.