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How to Disarm a Narcissist (and Make Them a Bit More Tolerable)
The Covert Narcissist: Angel On The Outside, Devil On The Inside
Most of us know what a narcissist looks like. We have seen them portrayed in movies and books as the manipulative, attractive man or woman who think and act like they are better than others. But not all narcissists are like this. Covert narcissists are dangerous people who know how to hide their narcissistic traits in public and raise hell by controlling and manipulating your life in private. No one would believe that the man who sits in church with his family every Sunday, is a monster behind closed doors with the family that looks so perfect on the outside.
8 ways to spot a covert narcissist (and to deal with them)
Passive-aggressive people act passive but express aggression covertly. Their unconscious anger gets transferred onto you, and you become frustrated and furious. Passive-aggressive partners are generally codependent, and like codependents, suffer from shame and low self-esteem. Their behavior is designed to please to appease and counter to control. You may be experiencing abuse, but not realize it, because their strategy of expressing hostility is covert and manipulative, leading to conflict and intimacy problems.
Medically Reviewed By: Lauren Guilbeault. If you're dating a vulnerable narcissist, then you probably already know how fragile the ego of a narcissist can be. Vulnerable narcissism is much different than the traditional form of narcissism that most people are familiar with.