A physical, spiritual, or emotional assault to the body thru trauma comes in many shapes and sizes and disguises. From the great and unexpected loss, to small repetitive hurts.
Trauma can occur at any age, but when it occurs during the Brains formative stages ( birth - 8 years) it can be devastating. If the trauma is combined with parents, who may themselves be suffering from NPD and as such are totally unaware that they are ignoring the emotional needs of their children. Then in effect they are passing and teaching their children the dis-empowering belief systems that they unconsciously hold themselves.