Narcissists are people with an exaggerated sense of self-importance. They’re hungry for praise, attention, and admiration. Narcissistic traits include:
- Having delusions of grandeur
- Exaggerating abilities
- Being preoccupied with beauty, fame, power, and love
- Having an exaggerated sense of being unique
- Exploiting others for selfish ends
- Lacking empathy
- Having an entitlement mentality
Narcissism can be overt or covert (also called vulnerable narcissism). Overt narcissists tend to be extroverts who express their exaggerated sense of self-importance outwardly.
They’re loud, attention-seeking, arrogant, dismissive of other people’s needs, and always hungry for praise. You can easily detect an overt narcissist in a room.
Covert narcissists have the same goal of self-aggrandization and seeking admiration, but they’re subtle about achieving this goal. They come across as likable and reserved. They tend to be withdrawn, shy and introverted.
This article talks about eight things only covert narcissists do. Read until the end as we have prepared a bonus for you. Let’s begin!
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