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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.

Sep 9, 2022

Covert narcissists flash sunny smiles and sigh about your psychological pain but thrive in secret fantasies of raising themselves up and bringing you down. Most people are completely fooled by the covert narcissist. This is not surprising since their camoflage is impeccable. Covert narcissists talk in self effacing even humble ways about themselves. They downplay their worldly achievements while making sure that you hear every detail about them. They downplay their worldly achievements while making sure that you hear every detail about them. They play just plain folks, secretly telling themselves how superior they are. Covert narcissists are highly competitive even while playing the role of servant. In their professionala nd personal lives they plot ahead how they will defeat you. They intimately understand your weaknesses and sore spots, the places in you that are fragile and eff shell thin. 

Cover narcissists move forward with great force to get exactly what they want. Operating in the psychological shadow, the covert narcissist has displaced and discarded you before you feel the full impact of the abandonment. There are no pangs of conscience for these individuals, only victory. The covert narcissist collects admirers and followers like charms on a solid gold bracelet. 


The best offense against the covert narcissist is your excellent research and your deep intuition. You will hear their treacle tongued words, praising you and scoring points---persuading you to trust them. The covert narcissist is a skilled actor, a master at flattery, pseudo empathy and false humility. If you are steady and receptive to the subtle cues, you will recognize this secretive narcissist with dispatch. Step out of their pathway and move forward. Their are too many authentic individuals in the world to be psychologically abused by one of these cunning operators.

Trust your inner wisdom as ou move forward along pathways that lead to your healing, restoration, transformation and the evolution of your authentic, true, creative self. 

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