There is a spectrum of narcissism, ranging from "healthy" narcissism - that looks a lot like self love and also includes empathy - to toxic, personality-disorder level narcissism - that ranges from minorly annoying and all the way out to psychopathic. In this video, I'll teach you about 7 different places on that spectrum and how the disorder manifests in different types of people.
All of the key character traits are discussed; their jealousy, their manipulation, their insecurity, their rage. This eBook looks at areas such as Gaslighting, Triangulation and Flying Monkies and gives you the tools to help you dissect and discover covert narcissism and covert narcissists.
Behind The Mask is intended to help you find answers and to help you understand this topic. The chapters are broken down into topics such as ‘How to Spot a Covert Narcissist’, ‘Coping with Narcissistic Abuse’, ‘Loving a Narcissistic’, ‘Are you a Narcissistic?’, ‘Narcissistic Rage’ and much much more.
The goal of this eBook is to inform the mainstream of this extremely damaging and toxic personality trait that leaves lives, families and people in tatters.
Are you dealing with a covert narcissist, also known as a vulnerable narcissist? Are you at your wit's end and you don't know how to handle this very toxic personality type?
In case you're not sure what a vulnerable narcissist is, let's define one really quickly - they are a bit harder to detect than your standard, more overt narcissist.
The Vulnerable Narcissist, Defined.
The shy or covert narcissist is affected by what is referred to as "vulnerable narcissism," which might be on the narcissism personality disorder (NPD) spectrum (a cluster B disorder, according to the DSM).
This type of narcissism is characterized by vulnerability and sensitivity, two characteristics that manifest with defensiveness and hostility.
Just like the standard, more covert type of narcissist, the vulnerable or covert has his or her share of grandiose fantasies, feels a pretty major sense of entitlement, and is quite exploitative of the people in his or her life.
So what's different about the vulnerable narcissist? For one, his or her personality is characterized differently. The covert narcissist is plagued by constant worry, ineffective functioning, unfulfilled expectations (which lead to abuse of the narc's sources of narcissistic supply - also known as the people in his or her life) and extreme vulnerability to stress.