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7 CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
We can all
recognize the signs
of a narcissist.
They’re selfish. Vain.
Arrogant. Pompous.
Aggressive.
We can all
recognize the signs
of a narcissist.
But what is a
covert narcissist?
Someone who has
similar traits as an
overt narcissist, but
displays them
differently.
But what is a
covert narcissist?
An overt narcissist is
aggressively
confident, while a
covert narcissist is
insecure, sensiKve,
and vulnerable.
But what is...
Let’s look at the 7
characterisKcs of a
covert narcissist.
1. Quiet Smugness And Superiority
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
They will use nonverbal cues, like eye-rolling an...
2. Self-Absorption
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Covert narcissists aren’t interested in a
conversation that isn’...
3. Lack Of Empathy
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
They don’t care how their actions affect others or
if another pe...
4. Passive-Aggressiveness
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Since they don’t enjoy confrontation, they will be
sneaky...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Since they don’t enjoy confrontation, they will be
sneaky with their insults.
Inste...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Their exaggerated sense of self means they have
a very hard time taking criticism.
...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Their exaggerated sense of self means they have
a very hard time taking criticism.
...
6. The “Misunderstood Special Person”
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
An extreme sense of entitlement leads covert
...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
An extreme sense of entitlement leads covert
narcissists to believe that IF someone...
7. Impersonal And Difficult Relationships
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Coverts have trouble forming genuine rela...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Coverts have trouble forming genuine relationships
for several reasons.
7. Imperson...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
A COVERT NARCISSIST
Coverts have trouble forming genuine relationships
for several reasons.
• They don’...
We’re all guilty of being selfish
or overly sensitive at times.
But if you, or someone you know, displays
several of these characteristics…
You may be dealing with a
covert narcissist.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
See a mental health professional to
live a healthier life.
www.instantcheckmate.com
DISCLAIMER: It is PROHIBITED by law to use our service or the
informaKon it provides to make decisions about consumer cred...
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We can all be selfish at times, but when does "sometimes selfish" turn into a problem? If someone you know has more than a few of these characteristics, they may be a covert narcissist!

For more information, and an online test developed by psychologists, read the original article here:
https://www.instantcheckmate.com/crimewire/2016/03/22/characteristics-covert-narcissist/

7 Characteristics of A Covert Narcissist

  1. 1. 7 CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST
  2. 2. We can all recognize the signs of a narcissist.
  3. 3. They’re selfish. Vain. Arrogant. Pompous. Aggressive. We can all recognize the signs of a narcissist.
  4. 4. But what is a covert narcissist?
  5. 5. Someone who has similar traits as an overt narcissist, but displays them differently. But what is a covert narcissist?
  6. 6. An overt narcissist is aggressively confident, while a covert narcissist is insecure, sensiKve, and vulnerable. But what is a covert narcissist?
  7. 7. Let’s look at the 7 characterisKcs of a covert narcissist.
  8. 8. 1. Quiet Smugness And Superiority CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST They will use nonverbal cues, like eye-rolling and loud sighs, to show you they don’t care what you have to say.
  9. 9. 2. Self-Absorption CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Covert narcissists aren’t interested in a conversation that isn’t about them.
  10. 10. 3. Lack Of Empathy CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST They don’t care how their actions affect others or if another person is going through a hard time.
  11. 11. 4. Passive-Aggressiveness CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Since they don’t enjoy confrontation, they will be sneaky with their insults.
  12. 12. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Since they don’t enjoy confrontation, they will be sneaky with their insults. Instead of saying that they are too important for your party, they will simply agree to join, and then completely blow you off. 4. Passive-Aggressiveness
  13. 13. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Their exaggerated sense of self means they have a very hard time taking criticism. 5. Highly Sensitive
  14. 14. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Their exaggerated sense of self means they have a very hard time taking criticism. They can’t believe someone doesn’t see their worth and are enraged if they feel slighted. 5. Highly Sensitive
  15. 15. 6. The “Misunderstood Special Person” CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST An extreme sense of entitlement leads covert narcissists to believe that IF someone doesn’t like them—
  16. 16. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST An extreme sense of entitlement leads covert narcissists to believe that IF someone doesn’t like them— it’s only because they are so misunderstood. 6. The “Misunderstood Special Person”
  17. 17. 7. Impersonal And Difficult Relationships CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Coverts have trouble forming genuine relationships for several reasons.
  18. 18. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Coverts have trouble forming genuine relationships for several reasons. 7. Impersonal And Difficult Relationships • They don’t believe others deserve their attention.
  19. 19. CHARACTERISTICS OF A COVERT NARCISSIST Coverts have trouble forming genuine relationships for several reasons. • They don’t believe others deserve their attention. • They hold everyone at a distance so nobody can see their true self. 7. Impersonal And Difficult Relationships
  20. 20. We’re all guilty of being selfish or overly sensitive at times.
  21. 21. But if you, or someone you know, displays several of these characteristics…
  22. 22. You may be dealing with a covert narcissist.
  23. 23. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO See a mental health professional to live a healthier life. www.instantcheckmate.com
  24. 24. DISCLAIMER: It is PROHIBITED by law to use our service or the informaKon it provides to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit ReporKng Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq. Instant Checkmate does not provide consumer reports and is not a consumer reporKng agency. The informaKon available on our website may not be 100% accurate, complete, or up to date, so do not use this informaKon as a subsKtute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person’s criminal history. Instant Checkmate does not make any representaKon or warranty about the accuracy of the informaKon available through our website or about the character or integrity of the person about whom you inquire. For more informaKon, please review Instant Checkmate Terms of Use.
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We can all be selfish at times, but when does "sometimes selfish" turn into a problem? If someone you know has more than a few of these characteristics, they may be a covert narcissist! For more information, and an online test developed by psychologists, read the original article here: https://www.instantcheckmate.com/crimewire/2016/03/22/characteristics-covert-narcissist/

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