“You know, children are pretty narcissistic.”

Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

That narcissistic sense of responsibility also means that in cases of abuse, the child may feel responsible for the abuse.

But the abuse is not their fault; the abuse is not their responsibility. But that child/adult feels that it is.

Remember that just because it is non-rational does not mean that it is not real to them.

Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash

They are saying “I am separate” and “I am different” and “I am not you.”

But isn’t narcissism a bad thing?

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.

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