Narcissistic projection occurs when a narcissist attributes their own feelings and motivations to others. The term “projection” was first coined by Sigmund Freud, who used it to describe one of the ways the ego defends itself from injury. Narcissists have a very fragile ego, so they resort to projection very often, in order to protect their self esteem.
Parentification is a term used in psychology that refers to the role of a child in a family where the roles of parents and children are reversed. In this type of family, the child often takes on responsibilities and tasks that should be carried out by parents. This can happen in different ways, and have different effects on the child.
When I was a child I knew that my father did not love me. I could tell that he adored my brother, but as soon as he looked at me his face hardened and his eyes became slits full of hate. Initially I thought it was because I was not enough. Not good enough. Not … Read more