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Re: the 1800s confidence man
"From Ancient Native American literature, the confidence man always restored something for the victims of their con, to illuminate, hence the confidence man was elevated to the height of myth, a type of messianic, liberating figure that has more value and meaning to those he cons than they do to him."
I think it's simply related to the way the textbook extrovert narcissist uses others presence as a mirror , their composure becomes externalized , then the self-obsession isn't obvious, hence the need for an act.