The definition of FLEAS:
Maladaptive Behaviors as a Result of Narcissistic Abuse.
Excellent essay, re-posted here, from Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers:
“FLEAS, FLEAS, FLEAS!
From time to time around Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, you’ll hear people mention FLEAS. If you’ve never heard of them, here’s the explanation of what they are:
Let’s say you were raised by deaf parents. They had no problem when things crashed on the floor, making a horrible sound. They let you slam the door and they let the dog bark at night and had no problem with nails on a chalkboard. You could play your clarinet at all hours, so 11:00 PM was a fine time to practice.
And let’s say you turned 18 and went off to college and got a hearing roommate. She complained when you slammed your dresser drawers early in the morning when heading off to class as she slept…
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