Narcissism 101

10 Strange Behaviors Only Covert Narcissists Exhibit


Number 2: Emotional manipulation.

Covert narcissists deeply understand human emotions and how to use them to their advantage. They employ guilt trips to make others feel bad for not meeting their expectations. You might hear them say things like, “If you cared about me, you would do this for me.” Gaslighting is another classic move they pull off. They twist the truth, deny or belittle others’ feelings, and make their victims doubt their reality. This leaves their victims confused, full of self-doubt, and feeling powerless. Covert narcissists exploit the vulnerabilities and insecurities of others, preying on their emotional weaknesses.

Number 3: Playing the Martyr.

Covert narcissists love to portray themselves as selfless and virtuous to gain recognition and admiration. They make others feel indebted to them by constantly sacrificing and playing the victim. This manipulative tactic ensures that others keep fulfilling their needs and desires while they maintain control. They might exaggerate their sacrifices or guilt-trip others to make them feel responsible for their well-being.

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