8 Signs Your Mom is a Narcissist

Being a narcissist entails more than just taking pictures of ourselves or boasting about our achievements. It means lacking empathy for others and viewing everything in life as a means to fulfill our own needs. Growing up with a parent who has narcissistic personality disorder can be painful and traumatic, often leading to emotional neglect. Today, I want to discuss the eight signs indicating that your mom may be a narcissist. Recognizing these signs can assist us in navigating this complex relationship more effectively.

1. You are an extension of her

Your mother sees you as an extension of herself, meaning your desires are overlooked in favor of fulfilling her own. This behavior often manifests as imposing her interests or unfulfilled childhood desires onto you. For instance, I recently read a book. The author, an actress known for her role in iCarly, shares her experience of her mother pushing her into child stardom to fulfill her own unmet dreams.

2. She can dish out tons of criticism but can’t take any of it herself

A narcissistic mother can criticize others extensively but is unable to handle criticism herself. Understanding narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is crucial here. Individuals with NPD often maintain a façade of charm and charisma, but behind closed doors, they may exhibit r00ge when their façade is threatened.

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