What’s the difference between a covert narcissist and a highly sensitive person (HSP)? They seem to have so many similar qualities.
- Each seems to be easily upset by ridicule and teasing.
- Both are sensitive to criticism.
- Both HSPs and covert narcissists often have anxiety or worry about what will happen when they walk into a roomful of people.
But how are they different? We’ll go inside the private thoughts of both a highly sensitive person and a covert narcissist to see the difference today in this video.
Whether you’re dealing with a narcissist in a relationship (spouse or partner), or you’re dealing with a narcissistic mother or other friend or family member who may display narcissistic personality disorder, this video will help you better understand why they seem so vulnerable sometimes.
More on covert narcissists: Secrets, Shyness and Self-Loathing: Identifying a Covert Narcissist
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.