Covert Narcissists and Negging
They’re big fans of the backhanded compliment
Call me old-fashioned, but I think a compliment should just be a compliment. It shouldn’t be disguised as anything else, none of this “compliment sandwich” nonsense. It should just be a way to make someone feel good about themselves.
But words are weapons for a covert narcissist, and backhanded compliments are a perfect way to disguise…