Narcissists: “WAS MY PARENT BORN A NARCISSIST?”
Narcissists as parents can feel like a nightmare.
“Was my parent born a narcissist?” is a question I received over 3 years ago with a male client.
His relationship with his father was very controlling but he didn’t have a history of childhood trauma.
His father also didn’t grow up in an invalidation environment and seemed put together well.
But when it came to parenting and being thoughtful of his son’s needs he couldn’t do it.
It wasn’t built into his character over time.
My clients father also never had any kind of childhood trauma, which some research studies suggest a strong relationship between.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO4T9d3UvxQ