What are some words which can describe the feeling that everyone just dislikes you and doesn't want to talk to you. I think that it would be something similar to paranoia but a less extreme version of it. Although I am not really sure about it.

Can anyone please help? Thanks

  • Opinions may differ, but I'd say delusional, alienated, and neurotic are somewhat less extreme. But they cover a broader range of "inappropriate" feelings (about more than just how one perceives the intentions of others). For something much less extreme, how about distrustful, suspicious? Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 14:46
  • @FumbleFingers I want to convey the feeling of loneliness. Probably something like opposite of solitude.
    – user185887
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 14:47
  • @user185887 Antisocial?
    – AngelPray
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 14:48
  • @AngelPray Nope. Antisocial means that I dislike people. I want to convey that I feel that everyone dislikes me
    – user185887
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 14:49

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The first thing that comes to mind would be indeed obsession/ paranoia, but it's too broad of a term.

The second one would be the critical inner voice that keeps reminding us that we aren’t good enough and don’t deserve love etc. And the other terms in this category like critical- or negative-self image and negative self-talk.

Also, this negative attitude makes me think of a number of emotions and feelings like that I'm not good enough to be liked; I'm boring/ ugly/ stupid; no one wants to listen to me; no one cares about me; I have no one; I’m alone and these insecurities might be expressed by these words:

I'm not good enough: insecurity < low self-esteem < inferiority complex < self-hatred

I'm alone: distant < seclusion < loneliness < social isolation (the most extreme)

As you can see this is quite a list and at some point meanings of these words may slightly overlap, so see for yourself if any of these words 'hits you' as the one you were looking for.

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