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.
Narcissists use Mind Control, Psychological and Persuasion Techniques to hook their Target.
I have mentioned Mirroring more than a few times, in posts on this site. Watching out for someone Mirroring you can become instinctive, if practiced. Mirroring is a very powerful Manipulation Technique.
Along with Mirroring, a person’s breathing pattern is a doorway into their mind. I’ll give two examples.
Mirroring the breathing pattern of your Target, will shut down their Flight or Fight response. The Narcissist will breathe in, when your Target does. The Narcissist will breathe out, when your target does. The target will have no clue that they are being manipulated big time. The target will then be receptive to the Narc’s further manipulations.
Another approach is the Narcissist giving the Target embedded commands and potential anchors “only” when the Target is breathing out. Once the Narc’s commands are anchored inside the Target’s mind, the Narcissist can trigger them whenever they want. The process does not have to be something that is repeated, though repetition helps to deepen the Narc’s programming of the Target.
What really amazes me is that Narcissists
do this stuff instinctively,
while the vast majority of the population
have no clue about these techniques.
Video is courtesy of the jjpersuader YouTube channel
Yes, I have a deep fascination of Mirroring. I also have a deep respect for it’s ability to influence and making it easy to manipulate others. It is a major Red Flag to watch for.
The video below discusses Mirror Neurons inside Human Brains.
Video is courtesy of the Integr8 YouTube channel
QUOTE: “He pushed her down a flight of stairs. He held a loaded gun to her head. Leslie Morgan Steiner would not leave that abusive relationship because:
“No one in my life had ever made me feel so safe, loved, beautiful and validated as he did during the early months of our relationship”. There is a reason why they Love Bomb you with their Fake Persona. Psychological Manipulation Techniques work.“
This Quote pic was inspired by an article which Leslie Morgan Steiner had written in The Washington Post. We had featured that article in a prior post on this site. Click on this link to visit The Washington Post site to read the article which was titled “He held a gun to my head. I loved him.“.
The use of the quote by Leslie Morgan Steiner I believe falls under the Fair Use Provision of Copyright. I make no claims regarding the copyright of said quote.
In the past I have discussed Psychological Manipulations Techniques used by Narcissists, such as Love Bombing and Mirroring. Well their bag of Mind Control techniques does not stop at Love Bombing and Mirroring.
Next up, lets discuss “Pacing and Leading“.
“Pacing and Leading” is another Psychological Manipulation Technique commonly used by Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths. They will Love Bomb you. They will Mirror you. They will use Pacing and Leading. They want to establish Rapport without you realizing that it is all fake and is being done in an attempt to “control you“. Once Rapport is established, your natural defense mechanism will be turn off, “by you”.
Love Bombing, Mirroring, Pacing and Leading work.
That is why Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths are so well versed in these Psychological Manipulation Techniques. For you this is all new. The Narcissist knows that you and most people have never even heard of this stuff.
Video is courtesy of the Dantalion Jones YouTube channel
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What wouldn’t anyone give to meet their “Soul Mate“? Someone who is attentive and oh so charming. The constant texting and or phone calls to tell you that they “Love You”. They say the things which you so much want to hear. They are sweeping you off your feet.
If your new Love Interest is a Narcissist, they eventually will be sweeping you under the rug. They are oh so charming, until you find out why they were so charming. Wake up, they want something.
Your newly found “Soul Mate” Narcissist is Love Bombing you. That is a Psychological Manipulation Technique used to get you to drop your instinctive guard when meeting new people. They want to totally shutdown your natural fight or flight response. Once that response is shutdown, then they can take total control of you, yes you. Do you still think that you have met your “Soul Mate”?
The constant communications and contact with your newly found “Soul Mate”, is also helping to isolate you from other people. They know what they are doing, as they have had lots of prior practice. You on the other hand are naive and trusting. Been there, done that.
Like other videos by Beverly Banov Brown, I’m glad that I can share them here via YouTube. Her videos are to the point and I hope that everyone finds them to be informative.
Love Bombing is a major Red Flag to watch for. Narcissist hide their Love Bombing in plain sight. They use Love Bombing because it works. The same reason why they also use Mirroring while they are Love Bombing you. Narcissists are very well versed in both of these Psychological Manipulation Techniques.
Video is courtesy of the DoctrSam YouTube channel
Skilled Seducers will always use a Psychological Manipulation Technique called Mirroring. Why? Because Mirroring works to quickly establish Rapport with their Targets.
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.
Potential victims are advised to watch carefully for Mirroring. Narcissists are very well adapt at Mirroring. Why? Because it works, allowing the Narcissist to quickly establish Rapport with their potential target.
When you know what to look for, you will spot it. I have watched Narcissists use Mirroring time and time again against potential targets, who had no clue that they were being manipulated.
Mirroring is very powerful, but can easily be spotted if you know what to look for…
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?
Derren Brown video demonstrating
the power of Mirroring, Leading and Pacing.
Video is courtesy of the Robert Stark YouTube channel
Once you have Mirrored and Led and then Paced someone, the next step is to anchor Triggers into their mind. One easier way is if you first put then into a sleep like trance.
The Target has no clue what has transpired. When the Trigger anchored in the Target’s Mind is pulled, the Target will do what ever you have programmed them to do.
Mirroring is one Gateway into your Mind.
In this case, the little girl in Red, holding balloons was the Trigger. The Target saw the little girl in Red, holding balloons. The Trigger was pulled. The Target then proceeds to enter the nearest electronics store and walk out with a stolen Television, as he had been programmed to do.
When stopped, the Target had NO recall of being mirrored and programmed. The perfect Manchurian Candidate (referencing back to an old movie about Mind Control)
The Derren Brown video shows just how quickly and easily one can perform Mind Programming and achieve Mind Control. “It worked”, because Mirroring “opened the gateway” into the Target’s Mind. Narcissists can become experts at Mirroring. They hone their Mirroring skills, each and every day. Watch for it !
Narcissists are Puppet Masters.
Would you like to become their Puppet?
Run Rabbit Run…
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.
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