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 of narcissism, Dr Craig Malkin  (Harvard Medical School), author of the fascinating book The Narcissist […]

Narcissistic Parents’ Contradictory Behaviour: Neediness And Grandiosity

The Narcissistic Parent : One of the most confusing and frustrating aspects of dealing with a narcissistic parent is that they seem to have two sides to their personality which appear to be diametrically opposed (although, actually, they are inter-related – two sides of the same coin, as it were). The dichotomy at the heart […]

Effects of Narcissistic Parents Who ‘Parentify’ Their Child

A ‘parentified’ child is a term that psychologists use to refer to a situation between the child and the parent in which a role-reversal has occurred resulting in the child having to care for the parent (emotionally and/or physically) rather than the other way around. I have already written articles about narcissistic parents (e.g. click here) […]