A mother who seems like the perfect, well-regarded soccer mom, sweet and helpful to other parents and kids out in public but who rages and screams at her children and husband at home when they displease her…. A father who plays blatant favorites among his children and who only shows any of them love when they do what he wants or when they act like he wants them to…. Do any of these scenarios feel familiar? Do they make you angry or feel uncomfortable?
Like it or not, who we are today is a product of our childhood and how we were raised. So much so that our current behaviors and even our past life choices are direct products of our upbringing. Many people have happy, healthy childhoods which allowed them to grow up as well-rounded and fully-functional individuals. However, unfortunately not everyone is equally as happy. When we were younger, our critical thinking skills were still developing, This means that as children, we learn from what we see and hear. And if you were raised by narcissists, then you might have emotional issues you continue to deal with as an adult.
How do you usually feel after you spend the day with your parent whom you think might have Narcissism? What just happened? Why was that so difficult?
I know quite a few people who have, or have had, a narcissistic parent. My husband, for one. But my brother and I are the only people I know who hit the jackpot and grew up with two narcissist parents. These are just some of the many things your narcissistic parent may have broken in you, things you may not even be aware of:.