As discussed in a previous post I am writing about family dynamics in a family unit composed of a combination of low self-esteem, low self-confident individuals.
From my perspective the most corrosive personality type in the family unit is the self-absorbed personality. Very judgmental; likes to hear himself talk, dominates the conversation. Especially gifted in the art of talking in circles to press someone into doing it their way. Can show outward signs of empathy, but will be quick to sacrifice anyone that will not bend to their will. This personality is oblivious to their own destructive behavior, and is at times his own worse enemy. Over a lifetime he has developed into an overbearing, bitter, judgmental, and an uncompromising person.
There were some early devastating life experiences, perhaps one or all of them together, created this extremely fragile personality. Being quick to overreact to the slightest perceived criticism, he is probably a borderline narcissist.