Have you ever felt the irrational anger of someone who felt you came short of their expectations or just misunderstood you? Or someone who just want to take the glory for your successes without considering you at all or just see your achievements as a threat to their value or respect? This is exactly what we will be looking at as we go further.
Anyone can be a narcissist but that could be more tolerable than having a parent who is one, let alone being raised by such parent. This context is not about blaming but simply exposing the hidden things about some parents you may not have known.
Generally, people define a narcissist as someone with a high sense of value for him or herself alone and care less about others or their feelings.
However, experts define narcissism as a high sense of self-importance, a deep need for self-admiration and complete lack of empathy for others.
Children who are raised by narcissistic parents may not be aware of the fact their parents are narcissistic.
Every child wants to hear these words;
- I love you.
- I’m proud of you.
- I’m sorry.
- I forgive you.
- I’m listening to you,
- This is your responsibility so, go for what it takes.
But with Narcissistic Parents, this is just a nightmare and the fun of it is, they often appear so loving and concerned about their children and could manipulate them to believe what they are doing is actually a show of love or just a display of parental authority over their children.
Here’re some ways to tell if a parent is narcissistic.
Well, most NP behaviors may often seem like normal difficult personalities but only a closer look and observation will reveal it’s entirely an abnormal behavior or simply a psychological problem. There are many ways you can tell if someone is a narcissistic parent.
1. They’re always right.
How parent reacts to criticism is simply a trait that they are a narcissist too. Because they possess a delicate self-esteem, a slight criticism gets them off the hook and that could make their children their worst enemy. Whatever they say or do is the best and their children aren’t just thinking right . Their children could become a subject to total domestic violence…
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