Child of a Narcissist: 16 Lasting Effects You Just Can’t Ignore
Narcissism seems to run rampant these days. But if you are the child of a narcissist, it has certainly affected your life in a negative way.
Do you know people who are selfish and full of themselves? You know the ones. We all do. They are always taking selfies, talking about themselves, and rarely care about other people. Yup, they’re everywhere. But are they all narcissists?
What exactly is a narcissist?
Simply put, a narcissist thinks they are the center of the universe. They are only concerned with themselves, and rarely show any empathy or compassion for other people. But the important thing to remember is that it’s not an all-or-nothing deal. It’s not like you’re either a narcissist or you’re not.
People can have narcissistic tendencies, but not necessarily be a full-blow narcissist. In some ways, narcissism exists on a continuum. But for the purpose of our discussion in this feature, let’s first take a look at some of the prime characteristics of a narcissist.