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Chronic Overachieving: Collateral Damage of Childhood Narcissistic Abuse

Chronic Overachieving

Collateral Damage of Childhood Narcissistic Abuse

Written by Randi Fine

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

Under-nurtured children often become overgivers and overachievers in adulthood. While the gifts they give to everyone else are enormous, true joy can only happen when they finally give themselves unconditional love for who they are, not just for what they do. ~Doe Zantamata~

Are you an adult survivor of narcissistic abuse who suffers from chronic overachieving? Are you never satisfied with your accomplishments or fear failure? Do you have the “Nothing I Ever Do is Good Enough” syndrome?

Adults who were raised by a parent or parents with Narcissistic Personality Disorder suffer a great deal of collateral damage. They are left with open emotional wounds that impact many areas of their lives—wounds that will not heal until they understand what happened to them in childhood.

Many of the wounds you have carried with you since childhood stem from skewed internal belief systems deeply ingrained in you.

Many ACONS’s (adult children of narcissists) have a chronically unfulfilled need for external approval