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You ask is it worth investigating if your mother is a narcissist. It has been my experience in my client work that yes it is worth it for you and you only.

Your mum needs to do her own work. Unfortunately if she is a narcissist she is unlikely to engage in therapy and if she does it might be with the intention of disrupting the process. So keep her work separate from yours.

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Why not do both if you feel that they are not dangerous enough to target you before and after you have left.

But be careful if you feel they have malignant tendencies. I have a client who was in a high profile public job. A gentle personality, she was sadly bullied out of this job she loved very much whilst other high profile people stood by listening to the bullying in their ear pieces day after day.

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lightbulbGosh there are a number of questions here. Quite the contrary most narcissists are careful about their hygiene and how they appear.

I do wonder if the personality you describe is neurodifferent with a leaning towards ADD/ADHD. Sadly this can go undiagnosed in many people, particularly teenagers and adults.

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I have noticed in my work as a systemic psychotherapist and training consultant that a large number of successful entrepreneurs or bosses appear to have neurodifferent traits perhaps similar to those that can be found on the ADHD/Asperger spectrum.

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Though I acknowledge that most medical professionals are excellent and trustworthy, this is a question that clients have brought to therapy over the years.

Most people who excel in our educational system fully deserve to, they work hard. However is it possible that our educational system it is unhelpfully set up to accommodate those with photographic memories or those that can regurgitate information easily?

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From personal and professional experience I do not think unhealthy narcissts should be allowed to hold jobs that entitle them to have power over others. This in my view includes other professions such as past Presidents, the Judiciary, CEO's, Psychiatrists, Therapists, GP'S, Medical consultants, Teachers etc.

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In my experience through my work with victims of narcissistic abuse you did get a reason, the typical reason they give for leaving. The narcissist will own nothing of their behaviour. Instead they always do give a reason for leaving in the form of blame.

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