There are ways to determine if your mother is narcissistic. One way is to look up the traits involved in the DSM-5 and see if she matches up to what is described. Another way is to check in with yourself. Mom is likely narcissistic if you feel unheard and invisible much of the time as if what she wants is more important than what you want. Having these feelings points toward her having little empathy toward you.

Other traits to look for are being competitive toward you or others, needing to be right, and going out of her way to avoid accepting mistakes or failures and turning the conversation back to herself more frequently than most people do.

What are ways to manage a narcissistic mother?

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