The Destructive Force of Narcissistic Injury | Psychology Today

Parental Alienation

Narcissists suffer from what theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disordersdefines asnarcissisticinjury: “vulnerability inself-esteemwhich makes narcissistic people very sensitive to ‘injury’ from criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow and empty. They react with disdain,rage, or defiant counterattack.”

While the narcissist may act arrogant and haughty and put on a show that nothing bothers them, this facade makes it difficult for you to see their inward self-loathing. You may be thinking, “Are you kidding me? He or she thinks they are the hottest thing on earth and no one can measure up to them!” But as they do not have a solid, developed sense of self, narcissists swing fromdepressionto grandiosity with little in-between. Their presentation deceives most people until they get to know the…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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