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Concise articles about the characteristics of narcissistic parents and the damaging effects they can have upon their children’s psychological development. Also, articles about how certain forms of childhood trauma, including being brought up by narcissistic parents, can increase the probability of the affected individual himself / herself developing narcissistic personality disorder.

How Narcissistic Parents Weaken Our Sense Of A Personal Boundary.

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Because narcissistic parents are so unpredictable, and their mood changes so mercurial and frightening, the young child quickly learns, largely on an unconscious level, that s/he (i.e. the young child) must be able to ‘read’, with great precision, such a… Read more

Narcissistic Mother Checklist (And Useful Links)

Narcissistic Mother Checklist : I have published many articles about narcissism on this site, including articles about how traumatizing it is for children to be brought up by a narcissistic parent. In this article, I wish to distil down into… Read more

Narcissism : The Roles Of Nature, Nurture And Culture

To what degree are narcissists created by their genetic inheritance (nature) and to what degree by the environment in which they grow up (nurture)? The Role Of Nature : According to a leading expert in the field of the study… Read more

Types Of Narcissist : Extraverted, Introverted / Covert And Communal

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TYPES OF NARCISSIST : We have already seen what the effects can be upon the child who is brought up by a parent with narcissistic personality disorder as well as how some forms of dysfunctional upbringing can put the child… Read more

Characteristics Of Narcissistic Parents

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Typically, the narcissistic parent views his/her child as a kind of possession whose sole purpose is to continuously fulfil his/her (i.e. the narcissistic parent’s) emotional needs. In order to keep the child in this role (i.e. the role of existing… Read more

Healthy Narcissism Versus Unhealthy Narcissism (Kohut’s Theory).

‘Healthy’ Versus ‘Unhealthy’ Narcissism : We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that being brought up by a parent or primary caregiver who suffers from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can result in us developing… Read more

Enabling Fathers And Narcissistic Mothers

Parents can hurt their children both by acts of commission (what they do) and by acts of omission (what they don’t do). We have seen already how narcissistic mothers can profoundly damage their children, and, if the father does nothing… Read more

The Manipulative Parent

There are many ways in which the manipulative parent may manipulate their offspring, including: emotional blackmail threats (explicit or implicit) / verbal aggression deceit use of ‘the silent treatment’ control through money/material goods positive reinforcement of a behavior which is… Read more

Is Your Mother Narcissistic?

I have already published several articles on the effects on us of being brought up by a narcissistic parent. In this article, I intend to focus upon the main characteristics that are frequently found in narcissistic mothers. These characteristics are… Read more

Sadistic-Narcissistic Parents And Their Effects

Sadistic-narcissistic parents need to feel superior to others and maintain power and control over them. In order to achieve this end, s/he is willing to inflict pain upon others, most frequently emotional and psychological pain, but sometimes physical pain too.… Read more

Characteristics Of Narcissistic Mothers

I have already published several articles about narcissism on this site (see MAIN MENU AT TOP OF PAGE) but, in this post, want to look at some of the characteristics a narcissistic mother is likely to possess: She only appreciates… Read more

Narcissism : The Sub-types.

Narcissism : I have already written several articles on the possible adverse effects of having been brought up by a narcissistic parent, including the fact that this may lead us ourselves to develop narcissistic tendencies. In this article, I want… Read more

The Narcissistic Defence (And Why It Is Self-Defeating).

If we frequently felt threatened when we were growing up, it is likely we have developed a dysfunctional response to perceived danger, threat and stress now that we are adults. Many of us may find we react in a more… Read more

Are You A Narcissist?

Are You A Narcissist? If we were brought up by a narcissistic parent, it is possible that we ourselves have developed narcissistic traits by the processes of modelling and learning. If you want to get an indication of whether this… Read more

Narcissistic Rage

I have already discussed the potentially devastating effects a narcissistic parent may have upon their child’s psychological development (eg click here). In this article, however, I wish to concentrate upon a particular symptom of narcissistic personality disorder, that of ‘NARCISSISTIC… Read more
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