QuoraAnswers: The Nurtured Narcissist



Can One Develop NPD Because Of A Spoiled Upbringing? Never Having To Take Responsibility, Never Criticized, Told They Were Special And Better Than Others? Never Challenged Or Disciplined?


Most definitely.

Your question describes my ex-husband’s upbringing perfectly, and he’s a Malignant Narcissist.

He managed to acquire NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder), as well as Antisocial Personality Disorder.

He wasn’t diagnosed, of course. He doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with him, and has no need for therapy.

But that doesn’t mean he’s not the poster child for someone who is Personality Disordered.

He’s violent, sadistic, and extremely abusive to all living creatures.

As a child, he was given everything he wanted, had no responsibilities, and was doted on by both sets of grandparents.

His mother bailed him out of whatever trouble he got into, and he never faced consequences for his actions.

He was his mother’s first child and the first grandchild on both sides.

The fact that he was a boy made him perfect in the eyes of his delusional family.

The result of that kind of upbringing?

An abusive Narcissistic monster who believes he’s entitled to do whatever his evil heart desires, whenever he desires it.


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