The impact of narcissism on relationships can be profound and often results in emotional wounds for those close to the narcissistic individual. This is because the narcissist's excessive self-focus and inability to empathize can lead to manipulative behavior, a disregard for others' feelings, and a tendency to exploit relationships for personal gain. The emotional wounds inflicted by narcissism can include feelings of invalidation, betrayal, and a diminished sense of self-worth.
Hides behind benevolent and altruistic behavior, usually has some position in church, everyone loves them.
Commands attention, demands admiration, needs to feel important and display bold, arrogant behaviors that exaggerate their strengths.
Characterized by the same behaviors of overt narcissism but displayed in less obvious, more subtle ways.