Is your Mother a Narcissist? Take Dr. Karyl McBride’s quiz to find out

By Val Boyko • January 12th, 2011

Narcissism is a spectrum disorder with the most severe end of the spectrum considered a narcissistic personality disorder. A woman can have several narcissistic traits and not fit the personality disorder. Mothers with only a few traits listed can negatively affect their daughters in insidious ways which is explained in Dr. Karyl’s book.

(Check all those that apply to your relationship with your mother)

1. When you discuss your life issues with your mother, does she divert the discussion to talk about herself?

2. When you discuss your feelings with your mother, does she she try to top the feeling with her own?

3. Does your mother act jealous of you? …….. Take the full survey here.

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Thanks for this post. I more than likely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my father so may possibly this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Thanks Sam. Enjoy exploring the rest of the site as well! Val

Hi Dustin, This blog is from IThemes. Its the Real Estate template. I worked with Bea Fields (she was our Blogging Mentor) She was terrific in adapting the template into a site that we love! Val

 

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