Instilling a root of toxic shame in children is something narcissistic parents do amazingly well. And they really have to if they wish their child to be compliant & easily manipulated. A person who is ashamed of everything about themselves is very easy to control, because they assume someone else always knows better than they do. When that someone else is a person in a position of authority like a parent & the victim is a young child who naturally looks to that parent for everything, it can be very easy for that parent to plant the seeds of toxic shame in that child.
On first glance, it may be somewhat hard to recognize exactly how a parent accomplishes this goal. That is why we’re talking about it today, to help you recognize how your narcissistic parent created this root of toxic shame in you.
Narcissistic parents primarily instill toxic…
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