It's certainly possible, but with Dukat, was that what was happening? I think there may have been part of it that was genuine, but the operative word is what NX says here--I think it's been twisted
. I almost think that in some ways, Dukat is actually quite emotionally immature. It's like even if something decent DOES come to the surface in him, he flat-out doesn't know how to act on it without it dovetailing right back into his narcissism. I'm not even sure he has any real idea how to recognize other people besides himself without wanting to...subordinate them to him and his own reality, to try and make them extensions of himself.