But how deep can a child be damaged while growing up in such a family?
If the root cause would indeed be the emotional abuse in the home I grew up, I might need to dig deeper into that.
You yourself stated you have NPD in another thread. Which probably means you have been doing all that you can to not see or ignore the consequences of damaging behaviour. That's what makes a person into a N. It would also you mean you don't care one bit about me or anyone else, nor can you empathize with people.
You somewhat remind me of Sam Vaknin who is a self-proclaimed "aware N".
So... are you really a N? And if that's true, why bother posting? I take what you wrote is more of an intellectual analysis of the whole thing, right?
My awareness has it's limits. Here, I WILL quote something he (and others) have said, and which has evidence from studies to back it up...there is a difference between "emotional empathy" and "cognitive empathy". Narcissists and Sociopaths tend to have extremely well developed cognitive empathy...meaning they have the ability to correctly interpret other people's emotions. But that's not the same as FEELING the feelings. That's why they're good at manipulating people.
The first thing I would say...is that there maybe a deep envy towards children of normies.
Then to develop the Pd itself, where you've studied your parents too well, only to fall in their footsteps
That's what being the spawn of a Narcissist brings unless you're so fortunate to somehow come out f*ed up yet 'normal'.
Two Ns hijacking my first thread and talking only about themselves... You know, this is just too funny to behold
It's a nightmare that never ends and I can't do anything about it. So, I feel for you. I really do. But at the same time, we both now you wouldn't hesitate destroying me over and over again if you had a chance. So I won't help or support you in any way and might inflict harm upon yourself as well if that what it takes to defend my already shattered psyche. I think this is the true sadness of narcissism, especially in families when children give unconditional love to their parents but won't ever receive any.
It's like dealing with a wild tiger, really. You can't hug him because it's fatal.
Could we get back on topic now, please? This is not only about me, after all.
Emotional neglect and early childhood deprivation are the potentially most severe risk factors for impaired emotional or intellectual development and are also
found as cofactors in most cases of other types of child maltreatment. They are characterized by lack of recognition
of the child’s developmental needs and by the lack of a normal parent–child interaction.
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