Is it possible
Is it possible for a highly intelligent, educated, able to take care of themselves, highly artistic and critical thinker with lots of work skills and can basically survive on their own to be paranoid schizophrenic?
I am a very paranoid person, but also fear socialization because of the paranoia but it wasn't always like this. But after many traumatizing social relational interactions over the years, I just have become overly paranoid.
Now, I am quite the logical thinker, and I don't make things out of nothing but draw conclusions and hypothesis based on facts, and make theories on facts. Is it even possible, for a person like me, to be or have paranoid schizophrenia? I ask this because the issue has come up with me more than once, and not by my own choice but by other people's suggestion to me. If I had the choice I would never want to be labeled or to have paraniod schizophrenia at all.
And since I am logical enough to know about it and not want it for it is a terrible stigma to carry and how would I even keep a job without getting fired if I had such a label, is it possible to still have paranoid schizophrenia? I guess it's a battle between fact or denial. But I want to know all the facts before someone blames me for denial. Any thoughts?