Mirroring Behavior…What Is It and What Does It Tell You About Him?

Mirroring Behavior…What Is It and What Does It Tell You About Him?

Mirroring is the behavior in which one person subconsciously imitates the gestures, speech pattern, or attitude of another. Mirroring often occurs in social situations, particularly in the company of close friends or family. The concept often affects other individuals' notions about the individual that is exhibiting mirroring behaviors, which can lead to the individual building rapport with others. - Wikipedia

Why Does He Mirror You?

We often mirror other people to create a connection or when we have a strong attraction. When a man is mirroring you, he is likely unaware that he is even doing it. But if you find that when you and certain men interact that they mirror your body language and words, it means that he is likely interested in you romantically, or at the very least he is attracted to you.

Signs Of Mirroring


The mirroring of words is common. When we are around certain people often we start to pick up their speech habits. Whether someone is a friend or a lover, we mimic their words because we feel close to them or want to be closer to them.

If a man is mirroring your words it means he feels close to you or wants to be closer to you. His mirroring of your words may indicate a romantic interest in you, or be indicative of how important you are to him. Either way, word mimicking is indicative of his feelings for you.

Body Language

Body language is our non verbal form communication that often says more than words at times. Mirroring body language is most often done unconsciously. The mirror may come in the form of crossing or uncrossing of arms and legs, but it can also be smiling, tilting of the head, and leaning in while talking.

A man will mirror the body language of a woman he is watching or interacting with if he is interested or attracted to her. A common trick to use if you want to know if someone is watching you is to check your watch or yawn. If they have been watching you, they will unconsciously mirror your behaviors and check their watch or yawn as well.


Your demeanor is your outward behavior and how you carry yourself. How we behave and carry ourselves is often affected by our mood. A person’s demeanor can also be mirrored. Whether you are feeling happy, sad or angry, if someone is feeling so connected to you that they mirror you, they may also start to mirror your moods and take on your demeanor.

The psychology behind mirroring behavior is pretty simple. Mirroring usually increases rapport and liking from the other person. We want to be liked, especially by certain people. When mirrored, we often have positive feeling for the other person.

So when you consider the fact that the mirroring is occurring because someone wants to create a bond with you or that they like, mirroring behavior is effective. As long as the mirroring is not weird, literally copying behavior, and creeping people out.

What are your thoughts on mirroring behavior? Do you notice it often? Please share your thoughts and experience!

“Your eyes will contradict your words if your words contradict your thoughts and feelings.” ― Sam Owen,  500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

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