The Visual Cortex Constellation presents as paranoia. The purpose of the paranoid thoughts or behaviors is to be hyper-vigilant in order to be prepared for a conflict of the same kind. The extent of the paranoia s proportional to the intensity of the conflicts.
Depending on the original conflict situation, a person in this constellation might develop a persistent suspiciousness that others have hostile motives towards one, that the partner is cheating, that a family member is after one’s money, of getting ripped off, and the like. So-called persecutory delusions (“they are out to get me”, “they are after me”) develop when the “fears of predators” (tax inspectors, bailiffs, government authorities, the police) are very strong. In psychiatry, the “delusions” are diagnosed as “paranoid schizophrenia”.
Compulsive paranoid behaviors include repeated checking whether the door is securely locked or the electrical appliances are switched off, compulsive checking of wallets and purses, excessive checking for mistakes when writing a cheque, filling out a form, or for spelling errors as well as obsessive cleaning or compulsive hand washing due to a preoccupation with germs, dirt, or sweat (sweat could be a track for compulsive showering or excessive laundry washing).