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How To Identify A Jealous Narcissistic Parent by San Diego & Encinitas Therapist (Six)

In this series on narcissistic parents we consider the aspect of jealousy in helping you identify if you were raised by a narcissistic parent. As a San Diego and Encinitas therapist I see many clients who have been raised by a jealous parent. Narcissism robs the individual of their self-esteem causing them to unconsciously attempt to make up for that loss by becoming completely self-centered. A narcissistic mother will feel a sense of competition with her daughter as well as a narcissistic father with his son. The narcissistic parent’s fear is that their child will succeed more, be better liked, have more, or have a better life than they. They feel that if their child is happy and successful that in some way diminishes them. Instead of supporting their child’s self-esteem and sense of self they subtly and some times not so subtly tear it down. They can be critical and set their child up in a double bind, “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” kind of situation. If you recognize this pattern in your childhood parenting know that you likely have had a narcissistic parent. It was not your fault. However, some damage has been done and you would do well to heal it.  To learn more about how go to my website, I want to support your freedom and peace of mind.

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