In the narcissistic realm, the term “mirroring” refers to a manipulative process that narcissists use to absorb information about the identity of others and use that information to create a falsified identity that portrays them as “perfect”. With the help of another manipulation tactic called future faking, narcissists use mirroring to trick you into believing that you can safely attach your thoughts, feelings, emotions, needs, wishes, goals, and aspirations to them.