Inappropriate Emotions – This is a red flag that can present itself upon a wide spectrum.
Fake emotions – Unable to feel real emotions a narcissist mimics emotion that they think is appropriate in any given 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 toolbelt of things they can use against you.
Inappropriate emotions may present as 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.
In addition, the narcissist may have erratic outbursts of anger that are disproportionate to an event.
Narcissists tend to use the pity ploy 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.
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