Find Out if You Were Raised by Narcissistic Parents

Many people don’t realize that they grew up with narcissistic parents.  They don’t know what is wrong with their lives.  They don’t realize that they have continued to fill their lives with other narcissists, and this is why, no matter how hard they try, their relationships aren’t working.  It’s because they haven’t known what they’re dealing with. 

In families, where there are narcissistic parents, things sometimes seem rather normal.  But…upon closer examination, there are certain “rules”.   They are right and apologize for nothing.  There is no understanding that children go through developmental stages and need help to grow into healthy adults; therefore they don’t spend time teaching their children how to do things and then they are shocked when their child makes a mistake.  They express their shock and dismay. They can’t begin to understand how or why their child or teen could have blown it like he did.   The child wonders, “How could I have not known that?” and vows to never be found inadequate again. 

Furthermore, narcissistic parents cannot tolerate their child’s emotional need of them and view their child’s longings for attachment as excessively needy and, therefore, label their child’s feelings as dramatic.

Read more about the dynamics of growing up with narcissistic parents in the new book, You Might Be a Narcissist If… How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It.   Chapter Two is titled, “Growing Up in a Narcissistic Family” and has several real life examples of people who were raised by such parents

The origins of narcissism are explained in Chapter 3:  The Creation of Narcissism… You might be shocked about what actually creates narcissistic injuries and traits.  Chapter 4 is:  The Struggles of the Adult Child of a Narcissistic Family.  

Chapters 5and 6 clearly spell out helpful hints you can use to more effectively deal with the narcissism in your parents, spouse, your friends, other family members, co-workers, your boss, fellow committee members, or even your own adult children.

This book was written by two psychotherapists and a psychiatrist with decades of both personal and professional experience dealing with narcissism.

Want to know more about the behaviors of narcissistic parents? Get your copy of You Might Be a Narcissist If:  How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It today!