When Fathers Undermine Their Sons

Adolescents and young men in the phase of emerging adulthood need their parents’ permission, particularly their fathers’, to support or “sponsor” their strivings — especially their creative strivings. At the same time, the young person needs to retain a positive relationship with the father. In this TV series, the father seems oblivious to his effect on his children. In contrast, the son’s conflict is palpable. He wants to maintain a relationship with his father, despite the father’s repudiation of the value of the son’s desires.

When Fathers Undermine Their Sons | Psychology Today
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There are two types of narcissism: With grandiose narcissism we see characteristics like being extroverted, socially bold, self-confident, having a superficial charm, being resistant to criticism, and being callous and unemotional. Vulnerable narcissism is characterized by shame, anger, aggression, hypersensitivity, a tendency to be introverted, defensive, avoidant, anxious, depressed, socially awkward, and shy.

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