What Three Billy Goats & a Troll Have to Do with Covert Narcissists Dr. Rhoberta Shaler
Whatever has the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff got to do with covert narcissism?
Just who is that troll under the bridge in the story? In your story?
Let's take a look at that in today's episode of Save Your Sanity.
Sad that any one has to live under a bridge, for sure. No doubt about it, the parents of a covert narcissist taught them how to do it. That's how they survived their childhoods. Unfortunately, those are the only strategies they currently have, and so....under the bridge!
Covert narcissists love to live under a bridge, have a sad story to tell, and offer to "gobble you up" when you don't meet their needs. Today, I'm using this story to help illustrate how crafty covert narcissists are, how they hide in wait to pull you under! How they are lying in wait to make you wrong!
Dr. Craig Malkin wrote that: "What's different about covert narcissists is that because they're introverted, they don't advertise their inflated egos."
They may not advertise, but they still sell you that bill of goods.
Are you feeling guilty that you can't make things right or good for someone who seems to never want to feel better?
Are you exhausted from trying to show someone that they matter, and it seems they don't want to see it?
You could be with a covert narcissist...or, maybe, you were raised by one. For sure, today is a good day to see what's under the bridge, and refuse to cross any more!
HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EPISODE:
- Why your heart goes out to people who are "takers"
- What covert narcissists do to make you feel as though you're never doing it enough to make them feel good
- Why their constant stories of "it's not fair" or "no one ever gives me a chance" need to stop playing on your heartstrings
- How covert narcissists use passive-aggressive behavior to pull you down, and pull you under the bridge
- Why you're only valued for what you can give a covert narcissist, never for who you are
I hope this help you see that more clearly. If you need help with this, I'm here for you.
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Rhoberta Shaler, PhD,
The Relationship Help Doctor
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