Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Malignant Self-Love)
Overt Cerebral Narcissism
A Cerebral Narcissist is a person who is inflicted with NPD
(Narcissistic Personality Disorder), who has a tendency to use their intelligence in order to put
themselves up on a pedestal and to attain attention, whilst
simultaneously trying to use their knowledge to make others seem
Cerebral narcissists always have a story to tell, no matter what the
subject or topic is, and will often interrupt the conversation to shift the focus of
attention on to themselves. They may do so whilst subtly belittling or degrading certain victims in
seemingly innocent conversation, in order to make themselves seem more
intelligent, and they will usually tell their story only how it relates to them.
Cerebral narcissists are quick to offer advice, believing that their
words of advice are far more superior to anyone else's and that their
advice should always be adhered to. Anyone who does not take their advice is
seen as a fool in the eyes of the cerebral narcissist.
The cerebral narcissist believes that
they always know best and they can never admit when they are wrong (even
when proven wrong), no matter how distorted or skewed their
information, advice or worldview is. Cerebral narcissists often put down and insult the people around them,
to boost their own egotism and make themselves feel superior, regardless
of their own flaws.
Covert Cerebral Narcissism
Despite the belief that narcissists are either cerebral or somatic, this isn't always the case. Covert narcissists tend to be a bit of both although they don't openly exhibit these behaviours. Because they are covert, or stealthy, they tend to keep their intelligence to themselves - they don't want their victim(s) knowing how clever they really are.
That way, if a victim does attempt to undermine their ability, intelligence or level of awareness (by secretly planning to escape, for example), the victim won't realize that the covert narcissist has already considered the situation and put security measures in place to prevent it from happening and are already watching them closely just in case.
In other words, the covert narcissist utilizes their cerebral narcissism sneakily, craftily, slyly and stealthily in order to keep their victim(s) tied to a leash, without actually ever openly displaying their true level of intelligence. Covert narcissists will take pride in successfully being able to do so and due to their secret "super-human" capacity for manipulation, will always manage to stay twenty-two steps ahead.
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