[c=#BF0000]The Narcissist Parent [/c] What the narcissist parent lacks is the ability to imagine or care about what her children feel. A parent without empathy is like a surgeon operating with dull tools in poor lighting. The results are likely to produce scarring.
They play favorites and often find at least one of their children a disappointment. But the one child who reflects them well, by being handsome or pretty or athletic or intelligent, is the “anointed one” and enjoys a special relationship with narcissist mommy or daddy.
The child can feel as if they’re trapped in their parent’s mirror. And will struggle to see themselves through their own eyes.