What Makes a Person a Narcissist? The Role of Upbringing
How do Parents encourage healthy development in their children?
There is no single answer to this question, as narcissism can be the result of a variety of factors. However, one of the most important contributors to narcissistic behavior is how a person is raised.
In this blog post, I will explore the role of upbringing in narcissism and discuss some of the most common parenting techniques that can lead to narcissistic behavior.
What role does upbringing play in the development of narcissism?
Many experts believe that the way a person is raised is one of the most important factors in the development of narcissism. A child who is raised in an environment where they are constantly praised and given excessive attention may be more likely to develop narcissistic tendencies.
Conversely, a child who is neglected or routinely criticized may be more likely to become insecure and develop narcissistic defenses as a means of coping with their feelings of inadequacy.
There are a number of different parenting techniques that can lead to narcissistic behavior in children. Some of the most common include:
Overpraising the child: Telling a child that they are superior to others or that they are “special” in order to make them feel important can lead to narcissistic behavior.
Making the child the center of attention: Focusing all of your time and energy on your child and showering them with gifts and compliments can lead to narcissism.
Not allowing the child to fail: Protecting your child from failure or disappointment can prevent them from learning how to cope with setbacks and can lead to an inflated sense of self-worth.
Parental neglect: Neglecting a child’s emotional or physical needs can cause them to feel unimportant and unloved, leading to narcissistic behavior.
Consequences of being raised by a narcissistic parent
The consequences of being raised by a narcissistic parent can be serious and long-lasting. Some of the most common consequences…