The reality is a narcissist will rarely be diagnosed.
A narc never understands the effect of their behaviour, always thinks they are right,has no empathy and will believe their problems are everyone else’s fault.
I diagnosed my mother as a narc.
Growing up hearing “I rue the day you were born” You will end up in the gutter” “Your brothers got more sense in his little finger than you’ve got in your thick head” was a clue.
Her turning a blind eye to my fathers beatings were a clue, I could go on, being beaten by her because I washed the kitchen floor with a mop not a scrubbing brush ( I was 11)
Christmas 1972 I got a paperback book, my brother got a Sony tape recorder!
I never had any love or affection, the only brief respite was being diagnosed with clinical depression age 8, I was treated a little better for a few weeks but my school was blamed!
How to start the difficult conversation?
"Bunking off" school as a child.
Good Morning Friday 31st March 2023