His is not a premeditated choice: can' t help but shy away. The Hof narcissist is his own worst critic. How to before it is too late. There is no need to rehash the classic symptoms of the narcissistic personality.
Both should look for the following: Covert narcissists often feel guilty over and ashamed of their socially- impermissible aggressive urges and desires. Consequently, they are shy and unassertive and intensely self- critical( perfectionist).