I am not a parent yet or plan to be for a while but I have encountered several narcissistic people. One that I was very close to and he made me feel horrible about myself. The way they speak to others is a big reflection on how they feel about themselves. My encounter with narcissists has made me grateful for the way I was raised and the fact that my parents never made me feel like I was above any other child and never praised me in front of other children or their parents. This article is very helpful when I do decide to have children of my own.