You May Be the Child of a Narcissist

In healthy development, the parent “exists” for the sake of the child. With the narcissistic parent, the child “exists” for the sake of the parent.

You may be the child of a narcissist if you’ve been:

  • blamed for causing their discomfort
  • accused of doing what the narcissist is doing (and denying)—being cold, selfish, manipulative, and so on
  • compared to someone else who always does everything perfectly
  • attacked about something that the parent knows you are sensitive about
  • caught off guard, even though these things have happened before
  • confused and wounded after being reprimanded for doing something you were told to do, but then the parent did the bait and switch and you were blamed for how they felt
  • told to stop causing drama, that the parent hates drama, and that you don’t understand how much relationships mean to him or her

From When Your Parent Is a Narcissist