Narcissistic Parents

Narcissistic Parents

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. According to American psychologist Alan Rappoport, narcissistic parents "demand certain behavior from their children because they see the children as extensions of themselves and need the children to represent them in the world in ways that meet the parents' emotional needs." Thus narcissistic parents may speak of "carry[ing] the torch," "maintain[ing] the family image," or "make[ing] mum or dad proud" and may reproach their children for exhibiting "weakness," "being too dramatic," or not meeting the standard of "what is expected." As a result, children of narcissists learn to "play their part" and from time to time are expected to "perform their special skill," especially in public or for others. In extension, children of narcissists typically do not have many memories of having felt loved or appreciated for being themselves, but rather associate their experience of love and appreciation with conforming to the demands of the narcissistic parent.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Verpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135656635
  • 9786135656633