We are going to describe the features of subjects with sensitive personality prior to the onset of sensitive delusions. First of all, the sensitive personality is very similar to the neurasthenic personality described by P. JANET, which predisposes to obsessive neurosis.
Subjects with sensitive personality are fairly secretive with an intense inner life, and only truly reveal themselves on rare occasions. It is therefore fairly difficult to really get to know them.
Their main personality traits are :
1. Relative social isolation and distrust
They are fairly solitary and have few friends. In a group, they remain slightly withdrawn and do not actively participate in the conversation. This closely resembles timidity, but in fact they have a more or less conscious negative interpretation of their environment. They are fairly intolerant and distrustful of other people.