Do you ever feel:
Unable to relate comfortably with your own family?
Like you need to prepare yourself before speaking to your parents, to put the "real you" on a shelf?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you may have had a parent with narcissism. And you may be living with narcissistic injury today.
Narcissism is not a "yes/no" diagnosis. It's a way of being. It's a tendency to NOT see others in their own right. And, as a parent, it's a tendency to only give what you want to give, and not "see" what the child needs.
As much as a parent acts narcissistically, that's how much narcissistic injury will show up in the adult life of that child.
Was your parent narcissitic with you? How much?
Take the survey and you can begin to judge for yourself.