What are you afraid of?
[Page 10 of The Paranoid Quiz]
As with every normal American, you were born with a core value that expects you to direct your own life (freedom).
As a person grows into adulthood external societal conditioning either, on balance reinforces this desire to direct their own life, or subdues it with an attitude of fear.
This is important:
Through no fault of your own, you have been societally conditioned with a paranoid attitude (as was I).