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How to Spot Fake Friends

Human lives are based on social connections. Friends are like a lifeline for us. We can share our happiness and sorrow with our friends. Friends can make us happy. They will support us whenever we are feeling low. Some friends act like they are your true friends but they are not interested in friendship. They only want to take benefit from you. These kinds of people are toxic and they will leave you when you need them the most. We call these people fake friends. It is really hard to spot this kind of person. Here are some fake friends signs that you can use to spot fake friends.

They have no commitment

Your friends will always keep their commitment. If someone says that they will be with you at a certain time, they should be there. There can be an emergency at one time which will not allow them to come. If your friend is not keeping any of their commitments, you should be aware because it can be a fake friendship.

You will never be easy with them

Being with friends is enjoyable. People will feel easy with their friends. Friends will be comfortable to accept you as you are. When you are with fake friends you will never feel easy. You will feel like they always judging you and they are trying to get the maximum benefit from you. Fake friends and real friends are the opposite.

They want to make drama

True friends will talk about many things. A person who truly wants to be with you will try to understand you and avoid making drama and gossips. A little gossip is fine but when most of your talk is about what someone else has done wrong, should raise a red flag.

They always find ways to disconnect

True friends will keep in touch with each other. Fake friends want to disconnect whenever they do not need you. When people need you, they will try to call you. Once their work is finished, they will not reply to your messages and they will avoid your calls. If anyone doing this with you you can understand that it is a fake friendship. You should check fake friends background as he must have done the same with someone else also.

Saying bad things when you are not around

A good friend will not say bad things about you especially when you are not present there. When someone wants to correct you, they will ask you to meet them in private and they will tell your mistake to you. When you are facing a fake friend situation, the person will tell your mistakes to everyone especially when you are not present.

They are only sweet when they need you

A fake friend is usually more well-behaved and sweeter than real friends when they need you. When they do not need you, they will become harsh and they will try to avoid you. If you find someone who is always in a fluctuating mood with you while his mood is straight with others, he is a fake friend.

They will prefer others always

Fake friends will never prefer you. When you are standing in a gathering, they will try to talk to others but not you. If you want to spot a fake friend, you should look at the face of the other person when you are happy. If your happiness makes your friends sad, they are fake.

Jane Ellis

Hi, I'm Jane! I am passionate about everything, so I am really passionate about; being positive and I believe that 'calm' is a superpower!

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    CoNfUsEd

    Idk how to feel about my bestfriend. Idk even know if I can trust her. confused is her

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    GG

    Hey, I’m GG! I honestly have so MUCH fake friends. I feel like swearing! Like, OH.MY.GOSH.Especially these girls- but, ya, LoL!

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    anna

    yes, I think I have a fake friend we have been friends for 4 years but she doesn’t even know my birthday?!?

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    Cassi

    Yeah I love how fake friends do us ️️‍

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    christian

    thx so much

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    Stephen

    Thank you for the wonderful article and bitter truth. I need to know the truth. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Problem is that it’s more that I thought.

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    Ali

    I hope this will help me to deal with fake comrades and keep distance. I already seen many characteristic of fake friends.

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    queen

    thank you I can’t believe I have a fake friend

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    Kshitin kumar

    Idk just been really sad lately lost my bff i have fake friends idk what to do i just…dk 🙁

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    alisha mendez

    this helped so much ty

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    Ella

    My friend always asks me for really expensive birthday presents but never gives me any saying that her other friend asked for something expensive and that she’ll be out of money for her own stuff if she gets me a present. Does this qualify as a fake friend?

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    Eva

    I had a fake friend named Delilah that i’ve known since I was little and she became my best friend growing up. 4 years ago, this girl asked me “What’s your name again hon?” And I told her “Ykw, it’s over. How do you not remember my NAME!” and then she had the audacity to say “Girl I don’t even know you LOL” and I went off on her.

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    Hi

    OMG I literally sit next to a fake friend who is my “bestie”

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    Katt Stevens

    My have known my friend for a while. I’m not sure if they are fake, they have a few of the characteristics listed, and they refuse to be nice to my autistic sister. But they are fun to hang out with and make me both laugh and infuriated. Not sure what to do :/

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    Aria

    Hello
    If, i talked something bad about my friend, with our other close friend, with the purpose to maybe fix her bad habit or just discussing how to face her (that she is quite moody and she sometimes get angry to us if something doesn’t go the way she want)
    Am I considered as a fake friend?
    Thank you ^^

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    VV

    my friend never never commits she always says stuff behind my back and it hurts and she is soooooooo toxic.

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    jeff

    all my freinds are fake

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    Naicha

    Wow, Today i just learned I have a friend that talks about me and avoids me at lunch. I just got a harry potter puzzle and she wants me to to get it. But I was about to give it to her but I forgot I left it at home. I’m about to teach her a lesson and give it to someone in my class for free than give it to her. I hate her so much! Thanks for letting me know!!

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    Annie

    Um i really don’t know if i have fake friends , because they will always leave me left out and sometimes they will say very bad comments or tell me that i am fat which i’m still not getting used to it..

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    unknown

    wow i never knew i had a fake friend in the past but i moved before something very serious could happen but they did tell me that they liked my sister more and that i should die, i had the sadest come back i told them “i already did die” while crying and it was in 5th grade to during recess so she got expelled pretty quickly too

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    M

    Ok, first of all, just because a friend DOES one of these things, EX: forgetting your b-day, that’s so common. My friends forget this 24/7- People can have MeMoRy LoSs! Seriously don’t go calling your friends fake because if they aren’t, well then whose the fake friend now? Guess what, it’s you. Second, we ALL make mistakes, and also they may be going through a hard time and you aren’t acknowledging it. Please think of the good things your friends have done before calling the ‘fake.’

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    Why

    Thysm for this article! I think I have many fake friends and I haven’t had any real! My bff is fake and I hate her.

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    Astro

    Hi guys! So u know how to spot fake friends? cause me and 2 very best friends found out that our best friend was fake. Before I joined Roblox to play w/ them, one of them said that our fake friend was being mean to us. That’s when we found out she was using us! So we banned her from our group/squad/ Crew

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    Astro

    be very careful of fake friends because they can sometimes risk ur own life

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    John

    I honestly cutting any ties with my friends. I know this is the hardest thing and painful thing to do, but I do not have no choice to cut any diplomatic talks with them. Everytime I am with them I feel like I am scarecrow or something in the middle of the tall rice fields. I could still hang-out with them but I just pretend I like them. Sounds wierd right? I have a friend who likes to stay with me because he wants to fulfill his urgeness. I like him but yeah our friendship was gone already. hahhaha

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    sadaf

    Im being a fake friend, dehumanizing myself, could you help me to be more real

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    sadaf

    I cant stop being mean to others!

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