Here are 13 signs, how to recognize a covert narcissist:
1. They Are Overly Critical
They will point out all your mistakes and faults. They always tend to see the negativity of the situation as well. They can blame you without feeling sorry, but they cannot stand the opposite situation. Narcissists can never admit that anything is their fault, they would rather blame it all on you and as they are great manipulators, people might actually believe them.
2. They Have Always A Hidden Agenda
Although they seem pleasant and nice, they never do anything just because. They always have a hidden agenda, how it would benefit them. So be very careful, if you are asking for a favor from a narcissist because they will always want something back.