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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

Feb 12, 2021

Chameleons are lizards who change their colors based on heat, humidity and their emotional state. Metaphorically covert narcissists are chameleons who develop personas that please those they want to impress. 

The covert narcissist has the same corrosive personality structure as the grandiose classic narcissist. 

The covert narcissist plays up your ego with a worshipful tone and endless compliments. Their pseudo humility and low key personality style is a clever camouflage. 

Covert narcissists betray you, play up to you and earn your trust. All the while they are talking behind your back, spreading lies about your personal life and your professional shortcomings. 

The numbers of narcissists are growing within a society that rewards them so handsomely. 

You are very different from the covert narcissist. You are authentic, worthy of trust, have empathy, have deep integrity. 

As you continue to move forward, pay close attention to your intuition which always tells you the truth. Your insights are very clear as are your keen perceptions.