A narcissistic parent is incredibly possessive of their children and feels threatened by their child developing any independence.
Children of narcissistic parents generally experience humiliation and shame and grow up having poor self-esteem. Oftentimes, these children become adults that are high achievers, self-saboteurs, or both.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
Not all parents have narcissistic personality disorder, but it’s not uncommon for a narcissistic mother or father to display narcissistic tendencies, which can be just as damaging when rearing a child.
What my mother displays in public and how she really is are very different.”― Anonymous
8 Narcissistic Parent Signs
How do you know when a parent may be narcissistic? The following are 8 telltale signs.