15 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissistic Parent

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is something we’re fascinated by. In fact, our first post on According to Chren was: Think You’re Dating a Narcissist? Here’s How to Tell.

We decided to shift focus for this blog post and talk about narcissistic parents. Most people don’t realize that their parent or parents are narcissists until they reach adulthood, which is sad, because it leads to them dealing with trauma and PTSD for many years after moving out.

We co-wrote this post with Rocking Specter, who grew up with a narcissistic mother. The goal of this post is to help people recognize the personality traits of narcissistic parents so you can be aware of problematic behaviors. The worst thing you can do is normalize this type of behavior, leading you to expect to be treated badly in your life.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and either we or Rocking Specter will do our best to answer them.

This blog post is all about how to tell if you were raised by a narcissistic parent.

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Think You’re Dating a Narcissist? Here’s How to Tell

When you’re in a relationship, it’s important to know whether or not the person you’re with sees a future with you or uses you to fulfill their desire to be wanted.

We have all met narcissists. Maybe you’re spending time with a friend and they won’t let you say anything without them having to add a personal accomplishment to the discussion. Maybe you went on a date and by the end of it, the person couldn’t tell you a single fact about yourself, when you can write a biography on their life story. Or maybe you watched a friend obsess over a significant other, only to see the significant other bask in praise, without giving compliments in return.

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