household puts you at a risk for not having a very close relationship with siblings. It's very simple: narcissistic siblings do not have feelings and they may be envious of These are the classic signs of a sibling who is toxic. But sooner or later, many adult children of narcissistic families realize that they don't The flying monkey may be a sibling or a family friend. Narcissistic Sisters Always Betray You by Dr. Linda Martinez-Lewi. mean and nasty cold cunt Cindy crowl Abusive Relationship, Toxic Relationships, Bad.
The disordered golden child is not always the oldest child.
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Many of my friends are either enduring this dynamic with an older golden child sibling still. Or, they have made the heart-wrenching decision to go No Contact with this older sibling. The scapegoated child refuses to mirror this child as they would like to be mirrored. So, the golden child, with the approval of the narcissistic parent, smashes the mirror.
The narcissist as a black and white thinker Narcissists are black and white thinkers.
They never see shades of grey. One person will be seen as black all bad and the other will be seen as white all good. Sometimes the two same people will rotate between good and bad, or black and white, in the mind of the narcissist.
The first child is often all good, and the second child is often all bad. Sometimes the first child is all bad, and the second child is all good. Birth order plays a major role in personality development, without narcissism being involved.
In a healthy family, the oldest child is the most likely child to emulate the parents. If the parents are narcissistic, the second child has a problem.
The narcissistic child as a replica of the narcissistic parent The narcissistic golden child is often a replica of the narcissistic parent. They integrate these beliefs into every aspect of the life. The narcissistic child completely models their narcissistic parent and chooses to treat others based on how their role model treats others.
However, there are varying theories on the matter. Family dynamics also play a part in the creation of the golden child and the scapegoat. The highly malignant golden child is not nurtured by the narcissistic parent. Empathy is often taught. Nobody has told them otherwise. This child learns early on that they can do whatever they want. The narcissistic golden child is encouraged to take on the un-empathetic, self-serving behavior of the parent, whereas the scapegoated individuals are often told that they are ruthless, and need to be more empathetic.
If they behave like the scapegoat, concerned, empathetic, and loving they will be treated like the scapegoat. The narcissistic golden child refuses to stand in the corner with the scapegoated child and have stones thrown at them.
Instead, they unconsciously decide that one will fare better in this family system, and may even gain some approval, or feigned love and support if they take on the role of psycho bully.
The malignancy of any golden child can very much depend on the family dynamic. If the narcissistic child only has a narcissistic mother or father to mirror, then the child is in big trouble. However, if this child has some love from one parent, that parent being the enabling parent, then the child may fair better in terms of malignancy.
The scapegoat rejects narcissism The scapegoat has the empathy gene, and they know how to love. It is not clear as to why the scapegoat child is more sensitive to the feelings of others and has more empathy. This treatment often pushes the scapegoat child to work even harder to prove their goodness to the narcissistic parent.
A lack of entitlement may be their saving grace, or; they may simply have been nurtured more than the golden child by an enabling parent somewhere along the line. In some ways being rejected pays for this child.
Luckily they were never embraced with a sick love, and never had delusions of grandeur thrown their way. They escaped the false self which took over the narcissistic child, and the damage done to them is somewhat reparable. They can see straight through the lie the golden child has fallen victim to. The scapegoated child knows their golden child sibling is not entitled, knows they are not grand, are not going to be famous, and is not this amazing person the narcissistic parent keeps making out they are.
They see how cruel this child is becoming. So, the scapegoat child openly rejects narcissism. What happens when the scapegoat talks about the elephant in the room? The scapegoated child is in big trouble.
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This mother father and son, or mother father and daughter duo are the hierarchy. The second child either follows suit, and allows the narcissistic parent and golden child to control them, without complaining; or they complain, and become scapegoated.
The scapegoated option is the option unintentionally chosen by the second child, who almost always ends up sparring with the entitled child daily, and complaining endlessly to the narcissistic parent about the endless abuses incurred from the golden child. They spend their entire childhood being pecked at by a psychologically dangerous child, and a psychotic parent.
This golden child represents to the narcissistic parent everything amazing they see in themselves. The narcissistic parent lives and breathes through this grandiose, omnipotent, amazing child. The narcissist will shine like a star through this child. This creates a huge narcissistic injury in this parent, who sees everything they love about themselves in this narcissistic child.
Only pure hatred from the narcissistic golden child towards the scapegoated child. The relationship between these two children is very similar to the iconic Cain and Able tale in the bible.5 Types of Children from Toxic Families
The narcissistic parent deliberately sets this dynamic up for their own vested interests. This dangerous, toxic dynamic between the two children serves a purpose for the narcissist, who has deliberately pitted both children against one another.
The narcissist encourages the golden child to try to gain control over the scapegoat child. Be prepared for an all-out smear campaign. Your narcissistic family probably has been managing smear campaigns about you behind your back for years.
But once you go no contact, the gloves will come off. Even if you have done nothing wrong, you may find yourself being accused of things you never said or did by relatives you thought were on your side. This is a common tactic used by narcissists to discredit their victim. After years of suffering emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of your narcissistic family, should you dare to speak out about it, they will go into damage control and do everything they can to rewrite family history.
Before your very eyes, they will have cast themselves as The Brady Bunch and you as Wednesday Addams. Psychologists use this term to refer to the people your family recruits to try to guilt you into resuming contact with them. The flying monkey may be a sibling or a family friend. They may initially sympathize with you, but you get the feeling they are not really interested in hearing your version of events.
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Once you have made up your mind to go no contact, you will endure every narcissistic trick in the book. They will try to make you feel guilty. They will deny your feelings. They will send you pleading emails, begging you to contact them.
They will do a very good impression of behaving like an emotionally healthy family if they think it will make you change your mind.