Sure, they do. Of course they do. And the histrionic, somatic types will cry conspicuously and loudly and convulsively and make sure everyone notices (my mother did this). The attention they get from this show of dramatics elicits lots of narcissistic supply for them and gets them the sympathy they crave.
Self-serving crying and fake empathy.
Narcissists cry for themselves, never for you. They might cry when they see a sad movie, if they experience themselves through that character. Movies are a safe way to shed tears, even for those who don’t cry easily (and that includes non-narcs too). But narcissists aren’t really crying for the characters in the movie. They are really crying for themselves.
Oh, some narcissists who are good actors can pretend to cry for others–these are dangerous narcissists able to feign empathy but show their true colors after they’ve charmed the pants off you and duped…
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