How to Spot a Fake Person: 5 Key Tips

Have you ever had friends who were unnecessarily sweet to you but you caught them badmouthing you to other people?

All you wanted was for them to be honest with you but they kept deceiving you anyway.

It seems like these days social media has blinded us to the point of not being able to tell the difference between a true and a fake friend.

If you’ve found yourself struggling with this, then look no further and check out the following tips on how to immediately spot a fake person.

1. They are never the ones to initiate contact

Relationships require effort on both sides. And if you’ve found yourself to be the only one trying to get in touch and meet with the people you like, then you shouldn’t bother to analyze the situation further. People who act like your friends when they see you but don’t bother at all about you when you’re not around are fake hypocrites and don’t deserve a place in your heart.

2. They brag and gossip… A LOT

Such people never stop bragging about their accomplishments so they can get praise from those around them. They will show off everything they have and do to other people in public, even if nobody has asked them about it. They will try to make every conversation about themselves and even gossip about someone’s viewpoints to others. Genuine people will tell you or show you if they don’t like you, but fakers will only do it behind your back.

3. They compete with you

For these people, every single day is a competition. They believe that they’re better than everyone else, and that includes you. They will use every opportunity to push you down so they can come out on top as winners.

4. They are sarcastic for no reason

Fake people will often use sarcasm in a passive-aggressive way against you. And should you question them on it, they’ll just tell you it’s “just a joke”. You can usually sense such fakeness in people’s tone of voice, so keep that in mind.

5. They never keep their promises

Fakers have a habit of making too many commitments so they can make themselves look like people who you can count on. They do whatever they can to make you think that you’d be able to count on them when things get heated. But any time you actually need help, they disappear without a trace, and they’ll make sure you won’t see them again until the problem is solved.

Of course, they will make stupid excuses for being unable to help you out but you need to know that these kinds of people are never honest about helping you. They will hang around only when it fits them.

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