Narcissistic Mirroring because early childhood circumstances prevent narcissists from establishing a stable sense of identity and self-worth, narcissists look to external sources for definition and esteem. When they find a prospective or new partner, they study that person and attempt to reflect their personality, style, interests, and values. People with NPD engage in narcissistic mirroring for three primary reasons:
They lack a stable identity and are trying on yours.
They are working to win you over, reflecting what they think you want to see.
They are faking intimacy because they lack the skills and desire for genuine connection.