Mirroring is one the most important Red Flags displayed by Narcissists, on a consistent basis.
Mirroring someone can open the door into their mind. You can create “Trust”, “Rapport” and get someone to believe that you and them have established a “Connection”. Most people have never heard of Mirroring, allowing Narcissists to readily use it.
I recall one situation, the Cerebral Narc was standing and talking to some people. His target came by and she bent over placing her elbows on a counter. The Narc spotted her and went over and Mirrored her. He bent over the counter placing his elbows on the counter. She had no clue what was going on. The others also did not notice what the Narc was doing. As his target changed position, so did the Narc. He also started to adjust his tonality to better match her. It was classic. Only the Cerebral Narcissist and myself had any clue that he was manipulating his target.
Video is courtesy of the GilanGorkTV YouTube channel
Cluster-B Disordered individuals, such as Narcissist use Mirroring on a consistent basis (so do Psychopaths). Why ? Because it works. It lets them establish Trust and Rapport with their Target. This shuts down the Target’s natural Fight or Flight protective response.
Learn about Mirroring and then always watch for it.
Detailed description of how to Mirror people, to influence them. Mirroring is a Major Red Flag to watch for. It is a Mind Control Technique used by Narcissists.
Video is courtesy of the Fredo Hill YouTube channel
If you catch someone Mirroring you and they are Extraordinarily Charming and they always seem to be the Center of Attention when around people, you may want to visit google.com and do a search on Narcissist Red Flags.
At first the title of this video (“Narcissism: NPD Theatre, Acting, and Your Brain“) left me wondering whether to view it. I’m glad that I did. It covers material which narcissists/psychopaths will never want you to know.
This video details the process of Mirroring, as used by Narcissists to “Capture” their Targeted Victims. Mirroring is a Psychological Manipulation Technique. It was initially formalized for use by Black Ops and Special Forces, during Interrogations and Conversions.
Video is courtesy of the Narcissist Free YouTube channel
Narcissists use Mirroring, Body Language, Shared Experiences (more than likely fake stories created by the Narcissist) and a process called Love Bombing. All this is employed to develop fake rapport to get their Target to bring down their guard. Thus making it easier for the Narcissist to establish Psychological Mind Control over their Victim.
Mirroring can open a gateway,
into another person’s mind.
This Derren Brown experiment proves that Mirroring can be used to allow one person to access the mind of another.
Narcissists Mirror people on purpose, for the purpose of easily gaining their Trust and building quick Rapport.
This Derren Brown experiment shows the power of Mirroring.
If someone Mirrors you on purpose, they are using a very powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique against you.
Is that the type of person you want in your life?
I happened to find an interesting post regarding Mirroring as used by Narcissists.
I’m sharing the link and some quotes from that post, because “most” people have never even heard of this very powerful Psychological Manipulation Technique.
I have referred to Mirroring in prior posts, as something done on purpose by a Narcissist. They will sit like you are sitting. They smile, when you smile. They will cross their legs, when you cross your legs. They will hold their arms and hands, in the same manner as you do. Mirroring allows the Narcissist to get inside the head of the Target and establish Fake Rapport. Once Rapport is established the Target will bring down their defences. Narcissists know this and are well versed in this tactic.
Cynthia Bailey-Rug also brings up another aspect to Mirroring, which Narcissists do use.
Mirroring is when a person pretends to share similar interests to you, or to feel & respond to things as you do, when the truth is they don’t share your interests, feelings or responses.
Mirroring interests is something that I had never touch on. Yes, yet another thing to watch for.
She also touched on something really interesting that I have only seen one time.
Some even try to mimic personality traits, like empathy. Since they have no empathy of their own, they watch how you display empathy, & then try to act like you in order to make you or others think they have empathy.
Most Narcissists could not be bothered faking Empathy for someone.
Narcissists use mirroring in order to lure new victims into a relationship with them or to patch ones they have damaged. The bonding that mirroring can form is a powerful tool, & narcissists know this all too well.
Cynthia is right on the mark with that remark. Mirroring is very powerful. I believe that Mirroring was first developed for Special Forces and Black Ops, for use during Interrogations and Conversions. Law Enforcement saw it’s value in Hostage Negotiations.
Since Narcissists are versed in Mirroring, you can bet that they know and will use other Psychological Manipulation Techniques.
It could be in your best interest, to steer well clear of them.
The more that you learn about Mirroring, the easier it will be for you to catch this Red Flag, when someone tries to Mirror you.