Fake emotions –characteristically, narcissists are not able to share reciprocal emotions. Therefore, they express emotions that seem appropriate. They may mimic emotions in order to gain leverage in a situation They are actors and as easily as they turn on the charm as they can turn on the tears. Using tears to manipulate the heart of the target victim, they gain trust, show sensitivity and usually with the tears they are declaring their victimhood. Narcissist tears are not genuine and should never be taken at face value, there is always a reason they turn on this pity manipulation. It is all about control and if you fall for it once they add that to their tool belt of things they can use against you.
Do you remember any of these inappropriate emotions?
Laughing or crying at strange times… or not at all. For example, there may be an inordinate amount of sadness shown when an acquaintance dies, but when a closer loss is experienced, there is no emotion shown at all. Another example of inappropriate emotion would be laughing at a funeral, or on other occasions where most people are grieving or sad.
It’s as though the narcissist has an emotional detachment to events and experiences that the rest of us are emotionally invested in. With fires and floods that rage an area normal people feel for the victims, these events pull at our heart as we watch footage of people being hauled off their roofs in a flood, but the narcissist will seem indifferent and show little concern (unless it’s fake).
In addition, the narcissist may have erratic outbursts of anger that are disproportionate to an event. Narcissists tend to use pity to win a new supply and the use of tears that they can turn on in a second is a red flag to watch out for. Supply is someone that will fulfill the narcissist’s needs.
Narcissists emotions are rarely reciprocal and almost never compassionate, or empathetic. They do use their fake emotion masks to manipulate victims and get their way.
Inappropriate Emotions – is a red flag that can present itself upon a wide spectrum.Its easy to check all the red flags – FREE RED FLAG CHECKLIST