“Is My Mom A Narcissist?” Here’s How To Tell
You’ve always known something was off about Mom.
You’ve even wondered if there were something legitimately wrong with her. You’ve noticed how she makes everything about her and goes off the rails if you challenge her. You may have even thought it was your fault. If only you were better somehow, less sensitive, not so much trouble… You have friends who say their mother is their best friend and you wonder how that works. Yours is barely supportive, at least not consistently supportive. Lately, you’ve been wondering, “Is my Mom a Narcissist?”
Here is everything you need to know to decide for yourself.
Growing up, Mom was most likely your first attachment and role model. She was the person who first taught you what love looked and felt like, and what it meant to be a woman in this culture. So yes, knowing what makes your mother tick is pretty important. Knowing what has shaped and continues to shape your life is the first step in understanding your own struggles.
Ultimately, of course, you want to know how to deal with her.
I have to warn you, you might be in for a shock. Learning that something serious is wrong with your mother can be both a relief and unsettling at the same time.
So I’m going to take it slow and steady. I’ll break it down into understandable pieces that will build on each other logically. I will show you-
- How Narcissism is diagnosed in the general population
- How to spot Narcissism in your mother
- How a mother’s Narcissism affects her daughter
- What happened to mom to make her Narcissistic and if she can change
Stay with me until the end of the article. You need this information to make important decisions concerning your life and the kind of relationship you have with your mother, decisions only you can make.
Sit back and let the information sink in. If it resonates with your experience you are better off knowing. Knowledge is power.