"Children of narcissistic parents are criticized, ignored, and manipulated. We tend to develop an inner representation of the rejecting parent or "internalized critical voice". The person with narcissistic parents feels as if they're harboring a punishing enemy; whereby we can feel such a strong sense of anxiety that it paralyzes us and produces such a powerful guilt that we can easily feel totally worthless." ~This explains so much! #Breakthecycle
Narcs always trying to get a reaction, whether it be from being rude, condescending, sarcastic. Their selfishness & entitlement alone is enough to cause strong reactions. He also tries to stuff the kids emotions back inside them, denying them their own feelings & to mistrust their own judgement.