WOW! Another insightful and validating post from Jeni Mawter’s blog. Please take the time and learn about Covert Narcissism. Had I known how differently it presents from Overt Narcissism, I wouldn’t be emotionally paralyzed with severe depression and PTSD, and physically damaged after a violent assault. It’s important to know people like this exist, so that we can run as fast as we can. They are DANGEROUS!
We aren’t crazy. We are good people who trusted and loved. That’s why they picked us. They’re are empty human beings without the capacity to connect, empathize or love. Every article I have read about how it is to be in a relationship with a Covert Narcissist resonates.
We are beginning to get a better understanding of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and it’s impact on our communities and society. Most of our knowledge is centred around the Overt Narcissist, yet lurking in the shadows, even more lethal because of their invisibility, is Covert Narcissistic Personality Disorder individuals. The legacy they leave is profound. For their targets it can be lethal. Homicides, Suicides, Soul death, Spiritual Death, Emotional Shutdown can often be linked to Covert Narcissistic Abuse. Physically, we can also see physical and mental health problems such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, Heart Attacks and Stroke. The more we understand about this insidious type of abuse, the more we can help those who are their targets – their hapless victims whose lives have ground to a halt.