I am probably a social paranoid.
I refuse to let my kids go on field trips or anywhere outside the school grounds unless my wife or I am there. i trust no one where my kids are involved.
I do not go to parties, or functions where I work (when I am not getting laid off, thanks politicians) I go to work to make money, not friends. Though I do my best to get along with folks while at work.
if I find myself forced to attend some function, yep, back to the wall, room to move and everyone and every possible entrance in my line of sight. (I was never a cop, but I was a bodyguard and security professional for quite awhile many moons ago).
I am the guy with the t shirt that says " the more people I meet, the more I like my dog (and bees)".
I am the guy with the sign on my fence that says "forget the dog, beware of owner".
I am the guy whose house people won't walk in front of, but will cross the street so as to avoid being directly in front of my house. (standing out front with an 80 lb dog hanging by his teeth on your wrist goes a long ways in motivating people to stay away).
I am also the guy who is the only person stopping to help people stranded in traffic by pushing their car out of the intersection while everyone else drives by or honks.
I am the guy who will go looking for who is in trouble and providing assistance when someone yells or screams for help somewhere out there. I am usually the only one responding till (if) the police show up.
I am the guy who will stay with a lost child until a parent of said lost child shows up or authorities take over. (again, seemingly while everyone else is busy minding their own business).
For going to all the trouble I do to avoid people, I usually find myself being the one most often helping complete strangers. Go figure.