17 Signs of a Narcissistic Parent & How to Deal With Them
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Originally Published: January 5th, 2021
Original Author: Nakpangi Thomas, PhD, LPC, TITC-CT
Original Reviewer: Pat Bass III, MD, MS, MPH
Updated: October 12, 2021
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability; added more signs; added more tips for coping; added the section, “Is Having a Narcissistic Parent All Bad?” New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.