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I Have a Narcissistic Family Member

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    My father always had dreams of grandeur.

    Was it the drugs or was it an unchecked narcissism? Sometimes I check for disorders, I think that's why he moved hell on earth for me not to become a psychologist. When he was a teen he had these beaten up journals of his grand destiny. He used religion, family , friends to...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F May 5

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    My Brother...

    ...tells every woman that he dates that he is better looking than they are. The women think that he's being cute. My brother is serious and tells them as much. My neice continues the tradition by telling everyone she meets that all of her uncles are good looking. What a family...
    kmaramoto kmaramoto 31-35, F Feb 21, 2011

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    Tired of Me Me Me!

    My sister is conceited.  She doesn't see or talk to any of us very much, but when she does, she is sure to tell us how perfect her life is, how incredible her kids are, and she has once even said, 'doesn't that make you sick?' Well, yes it does!  Not the fact that you...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    ow do you deal with an N family?

    my family are the worst..monsters..they have put me through unspeakable abuse and because im so brainwashed and witness good things keep happening to them i dont know what to do. more bad happens to me as more good happens to them--is there karma and a God out there? im so...
    sonia5599 sonia5599 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Frustrating

    Both my sister and my father are narcissists. It makes me so crazy because we can never have a good relationship due to this. They lie, they cheat, they twist and manipulate everything to their advantage. I haven't talked to my dad since August because he's convinced I told lies...
    yisrael yisrael 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    I have a narcissistic mother in law

    who hates me. My husband went no contact 18 months ago. She keeps guilt tripping & manipulating family members to persuade husband to reconcile with her & tries convincing them I'm mental & evil & husband needs saving. Husband is having none of it but she keeps trying!!
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Father

    My dad likes to parade around like an upstanding member of the community when he's, in fact, a fraud.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    They Say Narcissists Don't Suffer...

    I read once that Narcissists don't suffer from their mental illness--just the rest of us do. Not only do Narcissists refuse to treat their personality disorders because of an unshakeable belief that they are perfectly fine, but also because they are not suffering. It's all of us...
    mtsv mtsv 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    My mother is a passive liar.

    She denies that I worked and says its unimportant I made money. She will then complain that her own money is not enough. If possible, she denies things others do, facts, according to preference. She will even try to convince me that it is so and even make up facts to support...
    npsurvivor npsurvivor 31-35, M Feb 12

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    It's Driving Me Crazy

    they want everything for them now, and push everything everyone else wants aside. I can't understand how I can be so totally unlike them! Just the opposite really! Now they've got there stereo cranked full blast. I can't even go out of the house without hearing it. Yet when it...
    CarbonHeart CarbonHeart 46-50 1 Response Oct 9, 2009

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    If we're going by professional diagnoses,

    I AM the narcissistic family member but, to be honest, I'm not the only one. My mom was a narcissist, my dad's a bit of a narcissist and I've got a brother who's kind of a narcissist as well... I guess it runs in the family.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses May 7

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    My dad is a narcissist

    and its impossible to live with him. He thinks he's the best at everything and thinks that other ppl's needs and opinions dont matter. He's even referred to himself as God a few times (im not exaggerating). He thinks everyone around him is stupid and he openly expresses this...
    atheistblogger atheistblogger 22-25, F Feb 23

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    My Sister Loves Herself

    but I have a few others as well...cousins and my brother and his wife.. I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE ACT SO SELFISH AND EGOISTIC ANYWAY. I would do anything to be pretty and clever and rich but then I do not want to be the type who hurts others just for the fun of it. I am...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    I Do

    The definition of my mother IS : inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity, erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. I can say this...
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    My father is a clown of a person.

    He claims that he is the best and has never praised or trusted anyone else. He immediately puts blames for things even for things that don't matter. There is no point discussing with him as it always leads to ignorance, an emotional draining, no solution, information or advice...
    npsurvivor npsurvivor 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    My stepdaughter had a shrine to herself in her

    room. I bought her a photo board for her room, and gave her pictures of her birthday parties, family photos, vacation pictures, pictures of her dad and mom holding her when she was a baby. She jammed them into the board so that she was the only one showing in every single...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    My sister is such and narcissistic idiot

    that it pains me to be around her. She blames everyone for her horrible lot in life and believes people owe her things. She whines about work or anything that involves work and she'd even choose to be a lazy piece of crap instead of helping others or even caring for herself...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Argh

    My mom is either Narcissistic or Histrionic. Perhaps she's both. She will never be diagnosed properly because she does not feel she needs to change, therefore she will never find herself in a therapist's office. Whatever her deal is, I hate her and find it depressing that I...
    mtsv mtsv 26-30, F 3 Responses May 5, 2009

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    I dont have any family. My parents split when i was a toddler.My mother died when i was 19. The rest of family is toxic and never offered any support. I get upset at this time of...
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    I would love to have a family bed, being able to sleep all together
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    At our family Christmas get together yesterday I was wearing boots that made me taller than my uncle (uncle by marriage.) He leaned to hug for the tenth or so time and said, you...
    kimberlyfaith kimberlyfaith 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    as much as i love my family, i would really appreciate it if they stop belittling me academic wise. it's always "Why are you so effin stupid?" "Do you have any common sense in that...
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    My family came down . I wish I was never here. Because they are mad at me for everything that happen to me. They say it was my fault believe it. They say it's my fault for self...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    When your whole family asks you why you're single at the dinner table.. Gee, I don't know, I got dumped maybe?
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 17 Responses Nov 27

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    Let's be honest....my whole family is annoying... ??
    JustBeingMe572 JustBeingMe572 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I used to believe in a fairytale story. But my mother is the one who make me see that there's no fairytale . She have another man. She is meeting him , texting him and didn't care...
    DanicaZyxene DanicaZyxene 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I know my sister takes my clothes without asking, she walks thru my house naked in the middle of the night, she slept with my ex boyfriend while we was dating, but when it comes...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't have a very strong bond with my family, and it has never bothered me once.
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    My dad was 59 yrs old and 1 week from retiring from his factory job he'd worked at for over 30 years. He had a massive stroke and almost died. My mom is an extroverted people...
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    I have this little cousin who is so annoying!
    DarkGamer18 DarkGamer18 13-15, M Nov 28

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    Today is the first day my mother has been home in three days. The first thing she does is tell me how she can't wait for my dogs to die, just because my twelve year old poodle was...
    Mydogsaremylife Mydogsaremylife 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I was raised to believe that being anything but the default was something to be ashamed of. I was raised to believe that emotions or feelings or anything real was a weakness. I was...
    Donchueven Donchueven 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    If you don't have one, it's probably you :P
    manders86 manders86 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was 12 when I first met my mother. She said : "Sorry, you were an accident, but I love you, honey. " And I haven't seen her for more 5 years. Then she came to my 17th birthday...
    Raisealittlehell Raisealittlehell 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Here he goes again, my grandfather, trying to tell me how to talk. I really hate it when he says "watch your language!!!" Like, I'm sorry, I'm 20 now, the age that someone was...
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    I hate my aunt tomorow she is going to maried but i have to go eventhough at monday i"m going to have last semster test i mean what the hell her wedding going to take 2 days in a...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    It's official. I want my grandfather to move out and get his own apartment again. I can't deal with him here, up my ***, in my business, every single ******* day. He is driving me...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I would love for some people to add me to their friends list and go make fun of the pics of my small member.
    kevgetsum kevgetsum 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    My mother had schozophrenia and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my...
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