They live in doubt.
They doubt everything. All the time.
Truthfully, the Parisian mostly doubts good things. Bad things are rarely questioned for the Parisian knows that bad is part of life.
Doubt is a structuring element of Parisian thinking. Doubt offers one of these double win situation Parisians cannot get enough of. When doubting, you win because you are smarter. If you doubt, you question the given. You shed the higher and brighter light of your intelligence and experience on things.
But doubting is also a wonderful buffer. Against enthusiasm and its load of degrading positive vibes. Parisians will doubt any good news. Systematically. They will question the origin, the reality or the outcome of any new fact. Being in an analytical state allows the Parisian to ingeniously dodge emotional states.
The Parisian is a thinker. Not a feeler. Cold states comfort him.
Doubting people will provide the Parisian with much less social gratification than doubting facts or situations. Doubting someone will be seen as a display of insecurity. It is not recommended. Parisians only doubt two types of people: their parents and their significant other. The Parisian only doubts the people he knows the most.
By doubting things in a systematic manner, the Parisian never expects anything good to come for him. If something good happens, the Parisian will be annoyed that his doubts did not end up being justified. If his doubts were justified and something bad happens, the Parisian will feel the thrill of success and intelligence down his spine.
Bad feels good for Parisians.
Useful tip: The most common expression of doubt in Paris is non verbal. Lips action.
Sound like a Parisian: « Mouais… ca m’étonnerait quand même !»