7 thoughts on “25 Characteristics of Narcissistic Parents and Dysfunctional Families (Part 1)

  • April 29, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Is there a correlation between developing depression having had as a child or adult been subjected to living Under those conditions

  • April 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    After reading articles to learn the reasons for my disastrous past actions, I discovered, both I and my wife are narcissistic sociopaths (NA). Until then I never knew that such a disorder even existed, let alone the effects on my thought and actions. It is a shock to one to realize that you were not in the real world at age 60. You cannot hide a disorder or change from one, if you do not know that the disorder exists. I take responsibility of this mess, as I should have understood my actions and those of my wife. The thought of ruining and losing my family and friends, produces a strong desire in me to change my behaviour. The emotional and financial damage is done and cannot be corrected, as one cannot travel back in time. I am like the walking dead at the thought that I have destroyed me, my family, relatives, and friends. The NA traits are from genetic factors, as I was never devoid of attention, had a happy life, and no trauma until now. So how do you explain to the ones that you love that they the have no future because of a mental disorder starting in grade one that was not recognised until a year ago?

  • April 30, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Unknowing i just had to respond seems you are just finding about PDs keep reading go deep on understanding how the brain works i woke up all most 3 years ago. Im 64 theres time to live a healed life. First thing is to just work on your self. ( put your gas mask on first ) cause you’ll pass out before helping all the people you can. You didn’t ruin anyone contributed maybe. I dout if you are a full blown NA if you were you wouldn’t have an iffany about your behavior. An if you did you wouldn’t care. Lol not funny at all. Have you heard of reactionary abuse ? Narcissist an codependent or empath couples relationships are chaotic drama filled family nightmares. Look up ( out of the fog ) tool kit … Fear obligation guilt .. Never to late
    Your not alone

  • May 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I have suffered all of the above. Very painful.

  • June 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    This is my father, everything you wrote is him. I don’t wish to not hate him, I wish to not live with this feeling in me. It’s suffocating because I know how this is going to end. For me to achieve anything in life I have to go through him first. We can avoid the obvious for as long as we can handle it but at the end of the day there’s only one way to deal with a bully, and that’s handling it head on.

  • August 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    My parent family… all 25 points.

    And im still living with my parents with 25 yo
    Cant get a job because i failed at school, no money to move out and i have a crippling depression.

    All my life with no physical friends, bullied, and no experienced my youngest moments

    Oh god…Im dead inside

    I want to die, i cant hold it anymore

    • September 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      I was in the same situation at age 25, but I went to college and found a rewarding career overseas. Now I’m living much better at age 51. Keep looking for your golden opportunity to make your life better, and don’t give up hope.


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