Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek Mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water.
Currently, it is used to describe a person characterized by egotism, vanity, pride, or selfishness. They are often affectionately referred to as ‘Narc’, for short.
They will fabricate or distort the truth in order to maintain allegiance from their children. Parenting after divorce becomes a popularity contest for the Narc.
They have to ‘win’ the children at all costs Their ego is vulnerable and causes them to lash out at the person who has rejected their idealistic view of themselves.
If you have asked for the divorce you can bet their wrath will be focused on you.
So what begins as a type of possession can escalate into a destructive pattern of parental alienation.
He requires his children to worship him.” During a divorce, co-parenting with a narcissist can be dangerous.
They will go to great lengths to possess the children.
What begins as possessive and nonstop attention from the father inevitably turns to rejection as the children enter adulthood.
They help him stay in the spotlight and reflect his self-importance.
Supply sources are usually family members, spouses, co-workers (often underlings in the workplace) and friends.
If you are unsure about the personality type of your ex read this article from Divorced Moms and take the quiz.
Mothers can also be narcissistic but I am focusing on the fathers in this post.