A narcissistic mother often fosters a codependent relationship, intertwining the needs of others with their own to satisfy their narcissistic supply.
The conditioned pattern of love in narcissists can lead to a fear of abandonment and rejection in those raised by them, instilling lasting insecurities.
Difficulty in trusting others stems from the manipulative and gaslighting tendencies of narcissistic caregivers, leaving individuals with a fear of trusting anyone.
Viewing their children as extensions of themselves, narcissistic mothers may diminish a child’s sense of uniqueness, fostering poor self-esteem as they struggle to be seen for who they truly are.
Internalizing the critical voice of a narcissistic mother can result in harsh self-criticism, persisting even when the mother is not present, influencing one’s perception of themselves.
In essence, the impact of a narcissistic mothers goes beyond childhood, influencing adult relationships and mental well-being. Understanding these signs can be crucial for healing and breaking free from the lasting effects of such upbringing.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The Hindustan Times