People with narcissistic personality disorder may be a mixture of the overt, covert types and they can fit the descriptions of both types of narcissistic personality categories. Usually the top midrange ones and the bottom elite ones cross over. Some people can have narcissistic personality traits but can just be idiot or negative people. Or a different personality type. Not everyone bad is a narcissist.
Overt narcissism these are usually the greater or elite narcissists usually the most obvious of narcissistic personality disorders. They are arrogant, boastful and they can be exhibitionist, easily offended to criticism and rage is close to the surface they have grandiose behaviour, the demanding of specialised treatment, they want to be and want to be known as the best at everything, they really need to be recognised for their uniqueness,believing they are superior to others. Their personality is exploitative and very ruthless to gain power and control. They have the potential to be a public figure and have power and money. but always at the expense of others. A lot will not secure success, and will simply make up great story’s and lie about their achievements in order to gain recognition that has never been earned.
Overt and covert narcissist have deep feelings of unworthiness. The overt narcissist will diminish, slander and intimidate, people just because of their own jealousy and insecurities they have very high levels of distrust believing, probably because of how untrustworthy they are.
The covert narcissist is usually a lesser or midrange as they are usually more quite, but still as dangerous and painful to become involved with. Both overt and covert have very deep feelings of shame and unworthiness. Coverts lack the confidence to present a grand false self to the world, so retreats to his inner world they do still happily lie.
Covert narcissist can show signs of depression and can be withdrawn, and projects these feelings on to close intimates in withholding and passive aggressive ways. The covert can explode, but it takes more provocation. They lack a conscience and will project their own fears insecurities and damaged inner self on to others by lying, manipulating, withholding or abandoning In fact whatever tactic they can master to get any sort of reaction from you. They are often anxious, pessimistic, unmotivated, and blames his or her past for insecurities and inadequacies. He or she may be great drain on a partner by being parasitical in using money, resources and energy that he or she is not self-producing. They are highly exploitative and believes he or she is entitled to take, anything and everything they want, but can simply not be bothered contributing unless there is an ulterior motive attached.