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What happens when narcissists become parents

Narcissistic personality traits seem to have risen as quickly as obesity in recent years. Entitlement has become a defining characteristic of millennials, and everything from selfies to the everyone-gets-a-trophy mentality has been implicated in increased narcissism. Yet in and among all of the social commentary and scientific research about narcissism, one important question remains unanswered: What happens when a generation of narcissists becomes parents?

Narcissism is a personality pattern characterized by a lack of empathy, increased levels of grandiosity and entitlement, and a chronic seeking of admiration and validation. In her book, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist, Ramani Durvasula details 30 character traits of narcissism, but she says superficiality, greed and vanity make up its central core.



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2 thoughts on “What happens when narcissists become parents

  1. Oh goodness, the more I read, the more I understand, the more I feel for my poor husband who was married to a narcissist for many years. However did he cope? I now understand why it took so long for him to leave her. I met him when he had finally separated from her and wow, he was a mess. Thank God he’s now such a changed man. She continues to be impossible and is unable to co-parent their two girls together, but we’re working on it. Thanks for the great post … it really is so very useful. ☀️☀️


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