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5 Sure Signs That You’re In A Narcissist Family


5 Sure Signs That You’re In A Narcissist Family

People who live with narcissistic personalities find it difficult to change their habits, even when it starts causing problems.

If you’re living in a family of narcissists, it is probably easier to find yourself getting along with their will and demand to avoid waves of anger and coldness.

Therefore, understanding the signs of narcissistic personality disorder can help someone spot narcissism in a specific family household.

This will help someone protect him/her from their power plays and establish effective, healthier boundaries.

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5 Sure Signs That You’re In A Narcissist Family

1 – The Narcissist Has A Superb Sense Of Personal-Importance ~ Narcissist Family

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Grandiosity is a common characteristic of selfish people. These people believe that they are unique.

Narcissists will always feel better than anybody else and expect high recognition.

They will only want to be associated and associate with high-status things and places. You will even hear them exaggerating about their talents and achievements.

Whenever they talk about relationships or work, all they say is how excellent they are, how much they contribute, and how lucky the individuals are who are in their lives.

2 – Exploits Other People Without Shame or Guilt

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Narcissists lack empathy, in other words. They cannot recognize other people’s feelings. In most cases, they view others like objects (toys for their pleasure) to serve and fulfill their needs.

Essentially, the narcissist doesn’t think more about how their behavior might be affecting others.

When you point it out, they cannot take it seriously; they will only understand their needs and make them happy.

3 – They Gaslight You ~ Narcissist Family

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Gaslighting is a form of feeling being emotionally abused or manipulated. Narcissism might falsely accuse others, distort your reality, spew blatant lies, or spin the truth. Below are signs of being gaslighted

(a) You start feeling like your wrong everywhere and in everything you do

(b) You start feeling less confident and anxious.

(c) You start apologizing regularly.

(d) You start wondering if you are becoming too sensitive.

(e) You always sense something wrong, but you are not identifying the problem.

(f) You start making excuses for your partner’s habits.

4 – Narcissists Have a Sense of Entitlement

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These people believe that they should get what they want. Since they always consider themselves being unique, narcissist moms will expect favorable treatment all the time.

When you fail to anticipate and meet all their need, then you will useless to them.

Still, a narcissist’s mom will expect individuals who live with them to obey their whim and wishes automatically.

Again, you will note that when you defy their will, this person is very outraged, aggressive, and gives you the cold shoulder.

5 – They Live In a Fantasy World Which Should Support Their Aberrations of Grandeur ~ Narcissist Family

You will note that narcissists love living in a fantasy world propped up by self-deception, distortion, and magical thinking.

They love this world since reality will never support their grandiose.

Narcissists will always spin self-praising fantasies of unlimited power, attractiveness, success, perfect love, and brilliance, making them feel in control and unique.

Any person or thing that tries to burst their fantasy bubble meets extreme rage and defensiveness.

This false fantasy protects the narcissist family from feeling inner shame and emptiness.

So, when you tell them real opinions and facts that contradict them, they rationalize or ignore them.

6 – Demands Constant Admiration and Praise

Narcissists will always feel threatened when they come across people who have something they lack.

Particularly, if you are famous and confident, you will notice that they will start hating and trying to put you below them.

The occasional compliment will not be enough for narcissists. The relationships of the narcissist are one-sided.

Their sense of superiority is the same as a balloon, which loses air even without a steady stream of recognition and applause to keep it inflated.

You will find narcissists love surrounding themselves with individuals who can only cater to their obsessive craving for any affirmation.

Conclusion

When you notice the above signs, you probably live in a narcissistic family.

Thus, it would help if you learn to tread around their denial of genuineness carefully.

Remember, you can’t be responsible for a narcissist’s recovery; preferably, you should be responsible for finding the best skills to take care of yourself.

About Author

I call myself the Rational Humorist. Narcs to me are cancer to humanity. The only way to beat cancer is to fight back against it.

The best way to defeat a narc is to see them as the jokes they are.

(1) Comment

  1. Hi ,

    Great site.

    All my in-laws are dangerous, malignant & covert Narcs. Truly Wolves in Sheeps clothes.

    I need help & advice b4 i go insane with them. I have a family wedding with them all in July & every day I feel sick thinkung about it & think of leaving my wife.

    I’d love to hear from you. My email below.

    I emailed queenbee but got no response which is supposed to be a good resourse online.

    My minds that confused. Ive looked at walking out on my marriage several times, but why shoukd i be the loser & my kids miss out. They eoukd never understand it & think i was the bad guy.

    Its like being in a mafia circle where my wifes siblings stick together as they keep The Grandurised Family thing going which all comes fron their dad, whom i can obly describe as Hitler. He passed away now, but his games,schemes & nasty things he said to me over yrs, has left psychological wounds..

    If i mentiin it to my family ie siblings, they say its all in my head & to stop rouninating abiut them as its becoming like a disease.

    I firmly believe if father in law hadve lasted much longer, i wouldve been 6 feet under with lone caregiving stress of his demands or wouldve had no option to walk out.

    Im struggling to f8nd someone on this planet who truly understands them. Theyre all carbin copies of their dad. All 3 of them but 2 worse & 1 just about bearable.

    Im just desperate to find a talking Group for NVD ie victims of NPD .

    I think i may have PTED ( Embitterment) from yrs of psychological abuse.

    Hope you can help me. A chat wiuld be nice.

    Any feedback, most appreciated.

    I live in North West England.

    Kindest regards
    Simon.

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