Lasting only for a short time; impermanent. - stress-related; adjective(especially of a medical problem)
associated with or caused by stress or mental fatigue. - paranoid ideation; noun
Having beliefs that you are being harassed or persecuted, or beliefs involving general suspiciousness about others’ motives or intent. The important thing here to remember is that having the belief that someone means you harm does not inherently mean you are experiencing paranoid ideation. That it does not mean that you are wrong in your feelings.
I go through this about every 2 weeks or so, where I honest to god believe that people with authority over me or people who dont like me are plotting ways to ruin my life (usually, specifically job-wise). There’s little to no evidence to support these beliefs and it usually comes about due to unrelated stress and small miscommunication and social missteps with people at my work.
But! There are times and have been times where I knew people did mean me harm and ignored it because I thought I wasn’t being fair/rational/whatever. Only to have them hurt me and me feel awful for ignoring it or “letting” it happen.
The clear difference between the two(for me anyhow) is when i’m experiencing paranoid ideation, I ignore the lack of evidence, and when I’m not experiencing paranoid ideation, I ignore the abundance of evidence. I believe DBT has resources for coping with this