continual denial of acceptance, affection, or care by one or both parents, at times, hidden beneath a cover of over-indulgence or over-protection.

PARENTAL REJECTION: "The parental rejection Steven faced was the most probable cause for his feelings of low self-worth as an adult, which he compensated for with a grandiose and narcissistic attitude."
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