” I do not love; I do not love anybody except myself. The trademark of a narcissistic mother is her inability to give love or empathy to her child.
She often snubs or scorns her children’s attempts for affection.
A narcissistic mother does not have children for the same reasons a healthy person would.
Characteristic signs of a narcissistic mother would also include excessive preoccupation with herself and with her self-image.
She is unable to give her children even the most basic emotional support that they need to grow up to be well-adjusted adults.
She resents all the work that goes into child rearing and sees it as a burden.
She “hands off” child rearing, inappropriately, to the child itself as soon as she can.
She does not look forward to their births to see what they look like or watch their personalities develop.
She has them strictly for the sake of having more mirrors to look at herself in she wants little miniatures of herself.
Other characteristic signs of a narcissistic mother are habitual lying and constant criticism of the child under the guise of being a caring parent.
She lets them know in no uncertain terms, verbally and nonverbally, that they are not as good as other people.
A mother with narcissism may demand that her children excel in school and sports for the simple reason that it will make her look like an admirable mother to people outside of the immediate family.