In a family where one or both of the parents function in a toxic pattern, the different family members often adopt certain set roles. Although the patterns can shift around a bit, there is usually a default setting. In this podcast Stephen Bach and Monkey will talk about some of these roles, how to identify them and what impact they have on the dynamic in a toxic family.

Different Roles in a Toxic Family

In a family where one or both of the parents function in a toxic pattern, the different family members often adopt different roles in a toxic family.

The very existence of a scapegoat role in a family signals there is someone who is chronically avoiding responsibility for their actions. Gail Meyers, The Scapegoats of a Narcissistic Mother at http://scapegoatsofanarcissisticmother.blogspot.com/2014/08/5a-scapegoating-narcissist.html

The very existence of a scapegoat role in a family signals there is someone who is chronically avoiding responsibility for their actions

My mom used to warn me that there will be people who'll be mean to me simply because of the spring in my step.

Just stumbled across this cool page for Erica Mena

Real talk right there. I am always being told I "hurt" someone's feelings or I did this or that.like really STFU and get over your Damn feelings, trust me I have

Narcissistic mothers have no regard for the mental health of her own children, so what makes any man believe she has any regard for his?

It's very common for narcissistic mothers to have a GOLDEN CHILD / scapegoat dynamic going on. In short, one child in the family is the GOLDEN CHILD & one or more is the scapegoat.

FlyingMonkey. Don't help anyone be mean to anyone else. Don't be a flying monkey. Your growth will be stunted.

Once a flying monkey, always a flying monkey…

When a narcissist tells you a tale in which they are the innocent victim of irrational monster . You are being recruited as a flying monkey.

This is exactly the map of my family dynamic. Everything here happened or attempted to happen. Unfortunately not all of us are born into unconditional love

Narcissism As A Family Disease: The Scapegoat Dynamic ***The best diagram that depicts the dynamics of a narcissistic parent and the outcome of favoritism with one child over another(s)

Changing patterns and family dynamics,. No more pinning the tail on this Scapegoat anymore, I am much toooo important for that LoL scapegoating is OVA....

Changing patterns and family dynamics. Sorry, but we will not be playing pin the tail on the Scapegoat anymore!

"It was soooo long ago. She's not a narcissist, she just lies."

Spiritual Invalidation

"It was soooo long ago. She's not a narcissist, she just lies.

Very true, your already earmarked as the "Scapegoat"

Unfortunately, I can relate highly to this too!😞 The smarter you become about narcissistic abuse, the crazier the narcissist will say you are

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