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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 07:11 PM

15. Extreme paranoia is usually the flip side of grandiose thinking

and you did the right thing in listening without trying to fix her. That's harder to do than you think it is.

Thinking they have some incredibly secret knowledge makes Qbots feel powerful. Then they realize it also makes them a target, that people who are jealous or who want to suppress that secret knowledge are after them. You can't talk them out of this, you'll just become part of the Deep State or worse.

Gradiosity/paranoia has got to be painful and exhausting. Some of these people will numb out with drugs and alcohol. Some will need a lot of help from people around them. And some are lost causes.

Telling them something you know to be horseshit is horseshit doesn't work, any more than telling your friend she's in the hospital and talking to doctors because she's bonkers will. Grandiosity makes them feel great. Paranoia makes them terrified. They just won't let go of the grandiosity without a lot of help.

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