The term “covert narcissist” refers to a person who has a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) but does not exhibit the ostentatious sense of self-importance that psychologists typically associate with the condition. Covert narcissists can be difficult to spot because they don’t act like typical narcissists. They could give off the impression of being introverted, timid, or modest.
Let’s discuss a few signs of a covert narcissist:
- They lack empathy
- They are very much attention seeker
- Whatever they’re feeling, they will project it onto you
- Extremely critical – Very hard to understand their motive
- Passive aggression is their most common weapon
- They are habituated to blaming everyone for their mistakes and misfortune
- Quite Charming personality, you only experience it when they want something
- Often play the victim like a professional actor
- In any situation for the negative outcomes(caused by), they will not take responsibility and will make you feel at fault
- They have the lowest emotional intelligence and it’s very hard to touch their heart or get their soft corners
- You will frequently feel empty while having a relationship with them
- They are envious of people if anyone else has better things. They think they only deserve better than anyone.
- They are desperate to achieve what they want and don’t care if they have to lie or cheat
- They are paralyzed from feeling guilty – which means they never confess their errs
- As they are not empathetic, they know what you need and will play it against you
- Dogmatic & Stubborn, they only will concede if it gets them something
It may be exceedingly challenging to treat narcissism due to the fact that many individuals who live with the disorder never seek or desire treatment. Because of the social stigma that is often attached to narcissism, it might be even more difficult to obtain therapy. You may often hear a variety of statements, such as “narcissists are wicked” and “narcissists can’t change,” and it may discourage individuals who genuinely want to get therapy from making an effort to do so. Therefore, individuals who are in need of assistance should be polite to those who provide it.