Sunday, July 17, 2011
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
INTRODUCTION TO NARCISSISTIC PARENT TRICKS
If you’ve read this far, chances are very good you’ve had a narcissist in your life. It may have been a romantic interest (or spouse), or it may have been a co-worker, boss or friend.
But the difference between those experiences and the experiences suffered by children of narcissists is all about choice.
The adult that suffers through narcissistic abuse has a choice to leave the relationship.
That choice may not have always been easy to see or even easy to do, but for the children of narcissists, there is no choice.
They are bound to the narcissistic parent physically, emotionally and mentally for many damaging years, at least until they are old enough to leave.
For many of these children, the physical absence of the narcissistic parent only slightly lessens the control and manipulation that has been exerted by that parent throughout their life.
Emotionally and mentally, the now-grown child is still bound in more ways than he can begin to be aware of, even if he’s fully cognizant of the fact that he was raised with such toxic love.
If this is you, parts – or all – of the following article will ring true.
For those of you fortunate enough to have escaped such a fate, you will still recognize much of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder behaviors described following.
A note about this piece:This was such an excellent article that we had to include it in its entirety. The author wishes to remain anonymous, but has graciously granted permission to reprint it on this site.
The only change made was to break it into titled sections for easier reading. Here are the nine pages: