The 72-year-old University Challenge host was diagnosed with the neurological condition that affects body movement in 2021, and opened up about how it affected him in Paxman: Putting Up with Parkinson's which aired on ITV.
Paxman said: "I don't want people's sympathy. I want them to just say, 'Oh that bloke has got it'."
He added: “I’m not living with it, I’m putting up with it.”
Watch: Jeremy Paxman take part in ballet class in Parkinson's documentary
Viewers praised the TV presenter's cool and calm way of dealing with his diagnosis, and many admitted they had been moved to tears.
One tweeted: "Anyone else keep welling up at Paxman - Putting up with Parkinsons? Horrible, horrible disease!"
Another shared: "Always loved his surly attitude, he may not want a hug but sending hugs anyway #JeremyPaxman"
Sarah posted: "Watching #jeremypaxman talking about #parkinsons in tears. Seeing him look so dejected and saying it’s worse for the person looking after the person with Parkinson’s. I feel the same about my cancer. It’s harder on everyone around me. I’m ok, I’m at peace with dying. They aren’t."
Frederica wrote: "Very moved by the dignity and compassion in Jeremy Paxman's documentary on his Parkinson's. The ballet! Also very insightful on how being the object of pity is disempowering and generally bad for mental health."
And another viewer said: "So sad to see the great gladiator Jeremy #paxman dimmed but not beaten by horrific parkinsons."
Sinha tweeted: "Thanks for the nice comments about the Jeremy Paxman documentary. Positivity is not an act of courage, just a pragmatic aid to feeling motivated every day."