Vagal tone – why is it important?

Vagal tone specifically reflects the balance between the two branches of the autonomic nervous system: the sympathetic nervous system (responsible for the “fight or flight” response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for the “rest...

The Secret Insults: Covert Narcissism in Disguise

If you’ve ever received a ‘compliment’ that left you feeling confused or insulted, you might have been the target of a covert narcissist’s backhanded compliment. These subtle digs are often delivered in public and designed to undermine your confidence while …...

The Subtle Abuse of ‘Dog Whistling’

If you’ve ever felt hurt or frustrated by a partner who seems to behave perfectly in public while subtly undermining you, you might be a target of a covert narcissist’s abuse tactic known as “dog whistling.” This insidious behaviour can...

Beneath the Surface: Understanding Covert Narcissists

If you’ve been feeling confused and drained by someone in your life who seems perfect in public but is entirely different in private, you might be dealing with a covert narcissist. Their obsession with maintaining a favourable public image often … Read the...