daughters of narcissistic mothers

Losing Grace

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Do you know what narcissism means? I didn’t, until I started reading this book. I am quoting the amazing Karyl McBride, author of said book, which is helping me understand my mom. Actually some of my other family members are probably narcissists too.
nar·cis·sism
[nahr-suh-siz-em]
noun
1.
inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
2.
Psychoanalysis . erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development

Now narcissism is a spectrum disorder, like autism. There are nine traits of narcissism, and The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 1.5 million American women are narcissistic. Apparently we all have some of these traits, and those on the low end are normal. The farther you go on the spectrum, the more problems you encounter.

Here are the 9 traits:

1. has a grandiose sense of…

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