Nominal So the whole gangstalking movement seems just like that deadbeat who'll make up endless reasons why he can't (bother to) get a job, but taken to a full blown crazy schizo level.
SteamPoweredKleenex There's also a narcissism/persecution complex going on a lot of the time, not to mention the "support network" they have for their delusions from fellow "targeted individuals." They have more buzzwords and names for their fantasies than Trekkies do for their own fandom.
And I'm not sure they're comparable to the "deadbeat" you mention. These people work VERY hard to construct this fantasy world of theirs where they're the center of some vast conspiracy. They'd likely need military-grade antipsychotics followed by years of therapy just to make them stop filming their neighbors constantly.
Blue A lot of these people were hard working, smart people before they started showing symptoms.
The paranoia, the inability to notice how implausible these scenarios are and the narcissism are all part of the illness.