5 Characteristics of Narcissistic Mothers

Narcissistic Mothers negatively affect their children, most especially, daughters in so many ways. Because they lack the ability to them the emotional support needed for their growth. Researchers profess that it’s challenging for children with narcissistic mothers to deal with their self-esteem and self-worth.

Do you have a Narcissistic Mother? How do you spot the traits? How do you deal with a narcissistic mother? The very best approach is to check if your mother have any of the traits suggested by numerous studies.

Studies conducted on narcissistic mothers and their daughters show that a mother affected by narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder possesses all or some of the following signs:

Craving for Excessive Attention

Do you have a mother that believe she has to be the center of attention all the time? A trait common among narcissistic mothers; they assume their children only exist to be their sources of attention and adoration. They will try to spoil any discussion or occasion where they aren’t the center of attraction.

Furthermore, narcissistic mother always feel cheated and manipulated whenever you try doing things without her consent.

She is always right.

Always the right person. No matter what she’s done, she won’t feel sorry. If at all tries apologizing, she instead do that with self pity: “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do about it,” “I’m sorry that my own child feels she has to upset me and make me feel bad.”

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Narcissistic mothers commonly favor one child over another. Narcissistic mother direct her attention toward her chosen child and shower opportunities over him or her as long as the child dances to her tunes.


Also called “emotional vampire.” She is so sadistic i.e. she make a move to feed on your pain if noticed you are down emotionally. Narcissistic mother delightedly teases you about things you are sensitive about and with a wounding comment, while making it known to you that your pain sweetens her; even wanting others to share in her amusement.

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Battle-ready. Sensitive to any criticism

As explained in the second point, narcissistic mother is always the right one and will never give room for any criticism. Always set to violently explode with anger if you criticize her.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers : Dr. Karyl McBride.
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents: Nina W. Brown

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