Things Toxic Parents Do

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Abandoning

Addictive Behaviors (most common in toxic parents with BPD or NPD traits)

Betraying
Blackmailing
Blaming
Breaking Trust
Bribery
Competing
(most common in toxic parents with NPD traits)

Controlling

Criticizing (most common in toxic parents with NPD or BPD traits)
Cruelty (most common in toxic parents with NPD or AsPD traits) 
Demanding (most common in toxic parents with NPD or AsPD traits)
Denying
Devaluing

Dictating (most common in toxic parents with NPD or AsPD traits)
Disappointing
Disapproval (most common in toxic parents with NPD traits)
Disowning

Dysfunction

Egotism (most common in toxic parents with NPD or AsPD traits)

Emotional abuse
Engulfing (most common in toxic parents with NPD or BPD traits)
Envying (most common in toxic parents with NPD traits)
Favoritism
Forcing

Gaslighting (Denying something happened.)

Guilt Trips
Holds grudges
Hoovering
Humiliating
Ignoring

Infantilizing (most common in toxic parents with NPD or OCPD traits)

Insults
Invalidating
Labeling
Lying
Manipulating

Martyrdom (most common in toxic parents with HPD or NPD traits)

Minimizing (most common in toxic parents with AsPD or NPD traits)

Name-calling
Narcissism
Needling
Negativity 
Neglecting
Nerve-wracking
Not empathizing               
Objectifying
Oppression

Overreacting
Parentifying
Passive-Aggression
Physical Abuse
(most common in toxic parents with AsPD or BPD traits)
Playing children off one another
Playing Victim
Polarizing
Power Trips

Prejudices (most common in toxic parents with NPD traits)

Pressuring
Pretending
Projection
Put-downs
Rage
Refusing Responsibility
Religious Abuse
(most common in toxic parents with NPD traits)
Retaliating
Rigidity
Role playing
Sarcasm
Scapegoating
Scaring
Secrets
Severe punishment
Sexual Abuse
Smear Campaigns

Sneakiness (most common in toxic parents with AsPD traits)

Substance abuse
Temper Tantrums
Threatening

Threatening suicide (most common in toxic parents with BPD traits) 

Triangulation

Toxic Shaming

Tricking (most common in toxic parents with AsPD traits)

Ultimatums
Undermining

Using (most common in toxic parents with AsPD traits)

Verbally Abusing
Vindictiveness
Wheedling
(most common in toxic parents with BPD or NPD traits)
Withholding
Yelling

 

 

 

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