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Signs of a Fake Friendship

"The most dangerous creature on Earth is a fake friend."

By Ha Le SaPublished about a month ago β€’ 4 min read
Signs of a Fake Friendship
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A majority of people are unable to maintain healthy relationships with others, but having a loving and supporting family, partner, and social network are the key factors for happiness and fulfillment in life. In reality,

It is impossible to experience only the positive aspects of life without encountering the negative ones.

Being friends with toxic people is one of those common unpleasant factors of life. Mutual interest is the base of genuine relationships, while fake relationships are more concerned with taking advantage of the other. Fake friends are like fake relationships that treat you selfishly and dishonestly. They exploit your weaknesses by always flattering you and trying to take a favor from your side.

Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour.

It is necessary to find out and break up with fake friends as soon as possible because friendship with such people may be detrimental to your overall well-being. There are several ways to identify fake friends: the people constantly bring you down.

Signs of a fake friend:

They leave you in the hour of need

When you leave, true friends cry. A fake friend leaves when you cry.

If a friend rarely offers you support during difficult times, they are most likely not genuine. A fake friend acts like a shadows, appearing when things are going well and disappearing when things are going poorly. They see no benefit in being there for you or providing emotional support. When they offer their contribution, it appears forced and unnatural.

They treat you disrespectfully

The foundation of close bonds like friendships is trust and respect. Respecting one another is essential for a long-lasting relationship. If a friend speaks negatively about you to their friends, it is clear that they do not respect you; this is an indication sign of fake friendship. They insult you even though they know it will make you feel bad. If your friend continues to make jokes about you in front of other people, it is clear that they do not care about you or your friendship.

They are jealous of you

Jealousy is one of the most common signs of fake friendship. When you share the good news with someone, and the respective person immediately responds with criticism or something unpleasant, that person is probably envious of you. The soundest way to estimate the sincerity of a friend is to notice if they are glad for you in a genuine way. Certain people (fake friends) are adept at concealing their true selves behind masks; it can occasionally be hard to know if he is glad for you or not. A fake friend does not want you to succeed much because of all the jealousy they try to hide. They are interested in being friends until they can benefit.

They are always in competition with you

If your friendship is healthy, your friends encourage you and make you an inspiration for yourself. Friendships occasionally contain a healthy amount of competitiveness, however, fake friendships are often highly competitive; fake friends do so out of a sense of envy. You are not always aware of it, but they view you as a rival and an enemy. Being superior to you is always their aim. They might always try to outdo you in the discussion, whether one-on-one or even in a group environment; they only want to appear superior to you.

They rumor negative things about you

Friendships last as long as no one talks negatively about you. If they do so, then they are not friends but are treacherous. If you find one of your friends is gossiping, spreading false rumors, and telling lies about you, or just generally trash-talking behind your back, they are not your real friends. Although they speak about you, their conversations behind your back reflect their personal lives and self-perceptions. And the sooner you accept and come to grips with that. The more you can forgive and understand them, the simpler it will be to move on with your objectives.

They make you feel exhausted

If your friend only spreads negative energy, you must break up with them before their negative energy affects your mental health. Energy vampires frequently disguise themselves as your friends to bring you down. Exhaustion, headaches, stomachaches, and insomnia are the most common complaints from energy vampire victims. If you are unsure whether a fake friend is contributing to your fatigue or stress, try to avoid visiting them for a few days and then evaluate the difference.

Everyone has the right to be in the company of admirable and honorable people. You do not need to be friends with many people to be happy since quality counts more than quantity. Some genuine people who understand you are enough. If you experience sadness, anxiety, or irritability after spending time with a friend, do not let those negative individuals get you down.

Try to avoid your fake friends, as it is said,

Pay close attention to those that do not clap when you win.

and estimate, when it is time to move on.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Jessica Valery4 months ago

    In really leaving some friends now

  • Gal Mux2 years ago

    Very true.... I left some friends because I noticed the things you write about here

  • I don't get much of this but it is difficult to deal with, I generally trust people and believe they will eventually return and appreciate me. Some excellent points

  • KJ Aartila2 years ago

    Alll of these are very true! Well done. πŸ˜ƒ

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