They've merely understood the advantage that comes with being in the majority in certain situations. It's not a personal assault on you, nor is it a direct act of imitating you specifically—a it's method for them to escape the lesser status that the world may have assigned to them, or simply to be polite. In other words, they are copying you because they think that it will help them get what they want.
If you feel like your partner is copying you, then this might be a sign that they want something from you and aren't afraid to go after it. Try to figure out what it is that they want and see if you can give it to them.
When someone imitates you, it is almost usually a form of flattery. This may not always imply that it feels wonderful, but the copycat is saying, "I want to be like you and feel like you." This can also be used as a tactic in social engineering attacks to get users to reveal information or take other action.
Why would someone copy what you do? Perhaps they think you are cool or interesting. It could also be a sign of admiration. The copycat doesn't necessarily have to act like you for you to understand their motive.
Who is more likely to copy you: a genius or a moron? A genius will imitate a genius and try to become one himself. So if you see Steve Jobs walking down the street wearing blue jeans, he probably didn't get his inspiration from you! A moron will copy everyone around him including geniuses. So if Bill Gates walks by wearing a t-shirt with a hot girl on it, don't come after me with a knife because I might copy you too.
Does copying you make anyone else happy? Yes! If you're cool enough to inspire a moron to copy you, then you must be doing something right!
Does copying you mean I am interested in you? Maybe they are just trying to fit in by looking like you.
If people imitate you, it shows they admire and respect you. Nothing is worse than being knocked down by someone you like and desire to be like. Little siblings, like their parents, look up to their older siblings. I'm not sure why, but they do. Maybe because their older sibling is more mature or sophisticated, or simply because he or she is already doing these things that make them so admired.
The more sisters or brothers you have, the more likely it is that at least one of them will copy you. This is normal behavior for siblings, and it doesn't mean that your sister or brother isn't unique or special. They just think that what you do is interesting or useful. Sometimes this copying can be annoying, but it also gives your siblings confidence when they try new things themselves.
There are two types of copying: imitating exactly what you do or saying/doing something similar but not exactly the same. It's normal for children to copy their parents or other important adults in their lives. This is how they learn about society and humanity. If your sister or brother imitates everything you do, then they might be a bit obsessive-compulsive. It's not wrong to want to be like someone significant in your life; after all, it is considered an honor to be copied by others.
Sometimes copying can be used as a tool for revenge.
How to Deal with a Plagiarist
Here are a few strategies for dealing with people who steal your ideas:
How to Deal with a Plagiarist
If he imitates what you say and replicates you, it might be that he is only taunting you. It might, however, be a sign that he likes you, and you should analyze the other body language indications he exhibits around you. If you see him smiling at you or looking at you repeatedly, then he might be flirting with you.
On the other hand, if he leaves you alone when you're talking and starts discussing something else immediately, that could be a sign that he doesn't like you much. Also, if he avoids looking at you or turns away when you look at him, that's a sign that something isn't right between you two. In fact, if he keeps on copying you even after you've had a fight, that's another big red flag.
At any rate, if your crush is copying you, don't take it personally; instead, use this opportunity to learn more about him. He might not be trying to intimidate you at all but rather find your sense of humor attractive. Either way, you'll know for sure once you engage him in conversation.
According to body language expert Tonya Reiman, "mirroring is just mimicking someone's behavior, whether it's their voice, their words, or their nonverbal clues (think gestures, movement, and body posture)." A person who mirrors you will likely be getting the message that you are comfortable with what is happening between them and you do not want it to continue.
Mirroring can also mean that your partner is trying to get you into a confrontational situation where you will say something that you will later regret. If you are feeling confident, then your partner will reflect this by not arguing with you or pointing out your mistakes. But if you feel uneasy about a topic of conversation, then your partner will probably try to push you towards saying something that will make you look bad.
Finally, mirroring can simply mean that you are agreeing with something that your partner says. If they comment on something that you have seen in the news or on social media, for example, then they will most likely mirror your reaction. This type of mirroring is very common among friends or family members who want to show support for each other.
People use the term "mirror" when describing their partners because it is an accurate description. Your partner should not make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. If they do, then you should find another partner who will behave properly.