.Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you……Proverbs 9:8.
He who hates disguises it with his lips,
But he lays up deceit in his heart.
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,
For there are seven abominations in his heart.
Though his hatred covers itself with guile,
His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
When a narcissist flatters you, he is not lifting you up but instead laying a trap of some kind. What you see and what is really happening are two completely different things. In the same way, a scoffer (narcissist) who hates you will disguise that hate – for awhile. He may speak graciously to you face-to-face, but in his heart is plotting to somehow “get you” . When the opportunity presents itself to trash you publicly he will take it – “his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly”.