The Silent Manipulators: 6 Warning Signs of Covert Narcissists

We are not here to shame or disciminate against covert narcissists as we are a channel to promote mental wellness awareness, and self education. However, if you’re wondering if the person you are talking to might be secretly a narcissist, then this video may help. Recognizing toxic behaviours or signs that your close ones might be a narcissist could help us in terms of bringing awareness to the relationship so that a better course of action can be decided.

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