It’s interesting watching Narcissists mirror people, whom they are interacting with.
What is mirroring?
Video is courtesy of the BNET Video YouTube channel.
Mirroring is taking place when one person (the Narcissist) consciously (on purpose and with a purpose) imitates how the other person is sitting, how they are holding their head, where they are placing their hands, if they cross their legs, their gestures and speech pattern (sometimes even to the point of using fake accents). If the narcissist is well versed in Mirroring, they can mirror the breathing pattern of the person that they are interacting with (targeting really).
Video is courtesy of the Narcissist Free YouTUbe channel.
Mirroring is a way to establish rapport and trust. It is a fake way, but the victim/target does not know this. The target sees themselves as they are being mirrored by the Narcissist. Mirroring is an extremely powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique. That is why it is used extensively by Law Enforcement and the Military, for example during “Hostage Negotiations“. Special Forces, Black Ops and Spies know that Mirroring is an extremely powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique and is used for example during interrogations and conversions..
If you catch someone Mirroring, you should ask yourself why would someone use such a powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique against you, while interacting with you?
Narcissists know how to use psychological manipulation techniques to trigger empathy in others (their victim/targets). Thus making it easier and faster for the Narcissist to establish rapport and trust with the target/victim.
Some in the Medical Professions also use Mirroring with patients. Psychiatrists for example.
If you watch for Mirroring, then you can quickly pick up on it.
If you catch someone Mirroring you, keep your guard up and consider staying the hell away from a person who would use such a powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique against you.
Video is courtesy of the Narcissist Support YouTube channel