Anyone else extremely reserved as a person due to their narc upbringing?

All my life people have said to me "You're so quiet. Why are you so quiet? Its weird" and other variations on that.

One of my friends stayed with me and my mother once when she needed a place to stay and witnessed our relationship, and goes "oh, I get it now".

The constant, constant criticism and negativity, you realise its best just to shut your mouth and not say anything at all.

(FWIW though I don't believe my mother would qualify for a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. Her mother/my grandmother though - 100% yes. I've never met my grandmother because no one in the family can stand her, but my mother has a bad case of FLEAS and hands down her misery a lot)

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