Do Narcissists Cry: The Science and Psychology Behind Cries

Who Is A Narcissist?

Do narcissists cry? The answer to this question may depend on who you ask. Some people say that they never do, while others say that they only shed tears in moments of extreme emotion. The truth is, there is no conclusive evidence either way. However, psychologists and researchers have found some interesting things about the psychology behind crying behavior. Read on for more information!

Who Is A Narcissist?


In order to understand whether or not narcissists cry, it is first important to understand who a narcissist is. A narcissist is someone with an inflated sense of self-worth and a lack of empathy for others. They often have trouble forming healthy relationships and can be very demanding and controlling. Narcissists are also prone to bouts of rage, envy, and manipulation.

Do Narcissists Cry?


One of the most distinctive things about narcissism is that it seems to go hand in hand with a lack of empathy. This means that there are some people who believe that you cannot be both narcissistic and empathetic at once, which would mean that if someone were to cry they could not also have a narcissistic personality disorder. However, being able to cry does not necessarily indicate an abundance of empathy either—so just because a person cries does not automatically mean that they feel bad for the other person or truly understand their pain. Furthermore, even though narcissists may not empathize with others’ feelings when they watch them crying on T . V . , being around emotional behavior can still stir up negative emotions inside them such as irritation and disgust.

Emotions Of A Narcissist: Disgust and Anger

Another emotion that narcissists tend to experience is anger. If someone feels embarrassed or insulted, they can get angry. They might yell or insult the person who did it. This extreme form of anger is not always obvious. People might seem like they are demanding and entitled on the one hand, but they also do not care about other people’s needs on the other hand. Some people are always angry. It is not a clear reason why they feel this way.

Crying In Response To Negative Emotions


A study was done by the journal “Personality and Social Psychology Review”. It found that people who cried in response to negative emotions were actually more likely to have narcissistic personality disorder traits than those who did not cry. This suggests that there may be a connection between narcissism and crying, but it is still unclear what that connection is. It could be that narcissists are more likely to cry when they feel overwhelmed or as a way of manipulating others, but further research is needed to say for sure.

What Does All This Mean?

Ultimately, it’s hard to say whether or not narcissists cry since there is no definitive answer. Some people believe they do not cry at all, while others believe that they only shed tears in very extreme moments. What is clear is that crying does not indicate whether or not someone has empathy for other people’s feelings. People can cry when they are hurt or overwhelmed. You don’t need to feel sad about someone else to cry.

Are The Tears Genuine?

The other thing to consider is whether or not the tears are genuine. Some people might cry in order to get what they want or to make themselves look good. These are often called crocodile tears. Narcissists may do this as well in order to try and evoke feelings of sympathy from others. So, even if someone does cry, it’s hard to say for sure if the tears are coming from a place of empathy or manipulation.

Reasons That Narcissists Cry

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There are a few different reasons why narcissists might cry.

  • One possibility is that they are crying because they feel overwhelmed. They may be experiencing a lot of negative emotions and not know how to deal with them. This can lead to them feeling out of control and eventually, tears.
  • Another possibility is that the person is crying in order to manipulate others. They might hope that if they appear vulnerable or emotional, then the other person will be more likely to give them what they want.
  • Finally, it’s also possible that narcissists cry as a way of releasing their feelings. If they have been bottling up their anger or sadness for a long time, crying could be one way for them to finally let emotions out.

Do Narcissists Feel Guilt or Remorse?


One other thing to consider is whether or not narcissists feel guilt or remorse. Narcissists are often very self-centered and only think about their own feelings and what they want. This means that they might not feel guilty or sorry for the things they do, even if it hurts someone else. In fact, narcissists may actually enjoy making others feel bad.

So, while there is some evidence that suggests narcissists cry, it’s still hard to say for sure whether or not this is true in all cases. The best way to figure out what someone’s crying habits are like is to ask them directly!

Can Narcissists ‘Catch’ Yawns?

So far, research on contagious yawning has shown that it’s more likely to happen when we see someone yawn who is emotionally similar to us. For example, mothers are more likely to yawn in response to their children yawning than they are to a total stranger. It seems that empathy is at play here – we’re more likely to catch yawns from people we feel connected to and understand on some level.

However, this study suggests that genetic similarity is also important when it comes to catching yawns.

Narcissists, as a rule, don’t have a lot of empathy for others. This means that it’s unlikely that they will be able to ‘catch’ yawns from other people. In fact, studies have found that narcissists actually show reduced levels of contagious yawning. This suggests that there is something about narcissism that inhibits our ability to empathize with others, at least when it comes to yawning.

Do narcissists cry during movies?

This is a difficult question to answer as there is no definitive answer. Some people believe that narcissists do not cry during movies, while others believe that they only shed tears in very extreme moments. What is clear, however, is that crying does not indicate whether or not someone has empathy for other people’s feelings. People can cry when they are hurt or overwhelmed and you don’t need to feel sad about someone else to cry.

Why do these crying sessions happen?  

The answer is simple. Because they can! Narcissists can be really mean. They use their tears to make you feel bad for them. People are trying to make you feel bad for them. They want you to feel sorry. They will say something that wasn’t your fault, so that they can get an apology.

Narcissists crave attention at all times! No matter whether they get a good reaction or a bad one, they make sure that their needs are met. It doesn’t matter whether they apologize after every outburst because it was never going to happen in the first place! They don’t care how much they hurt other people. They do this because it makes them feel better. Words hurt more than sticks and stones, so maybe tears are like knives too?


If you have a question about whether narcissists cry, the answer is yes. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a psychological condition that affects people’s emotions and makes them cry more often than those who do not have this condition. However, it’s important to note that there are many other factors that could be at play here as well – such as stress or poor self-image. If someone feels like they are being criticized for needing attention and praise, then they might feel humiliated enough to cry because of how much it hurts them. In addition, when narcissistic individuals experience shame over something they’ve done wrong or been caught doing wrong.

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