The Dangers of Narcissistic Parents
How narcissistic parents substitute emotional hunger for love.
For me, one of the best examples of narcissistic parents is illustrated in the movie “The Joy Luck Club,” based on the novel by Amy Tan. In the film, a woman flashes back and, through voiceover, tells her story of becoming a child protégée as a chess champion. While the film plays one of her early victories, the woman’s voice says, “Even at that age, I knew I had an amazing gift: this power, this belief in myself… It was the only part of my life, to this day… where I trusted myself completely.”
The next scene flashes to the young girl being paraded around her neighborhood by her mother, who is carrying a... read more ...