There are signs to know a fake friend if only you can look hard enough.

We all have need for someone in our lives, as it is no man is an island.

Hence we have people close enough that we can call our friends.

How do we descern if they are actually our friends or enemies in disguise.

Hotsteppers.com.ng brings to you SIGNS TO KNOW A FAKE FRIEND.

[1] THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU.

A fake friend is only with you for the gain, they are always in need of your help.

When you are easy going and soft natured, people tend to take you for granted.

Therefore they exploit your weak points to their own advantage.

Hence the purpose for fake friends in your life is to take advantage of you.

[2] UNHEALTHY COMPETITION.

One of the trademarks of a fake friend is to always compete with you.

They feel they are better than you, They will do everything possible to put you down.

The secretly admire you, Therefore they make sure they double their hustle just to be ahead of you.

Their ego detest the fact that you are better than them.

[3] JEALOUSY.

When you observe that your friend never or hardly compliment your success.

They look down on you or down grade your success.

They tell you, Others have achieved better than you, that your success is not a big deal.

You observe they are criticizing you this minute but do exactly the same thing the next minute.

[4] YOU ARE AN OPTION TO THEM.

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A fake friend will never make you their priority.

They only remember you when they have run out of options.

They never take you or your issues seriously.

After all, you are only in their lives to help massage their ego.

[5] NOT RELIABLE.

You can never count on a fake friend to be there for you when you need them most.

They always come up with excuses why they cannot help you.

When you get into trouble they are always no where to be found.

Only to reappear when the problem is over.

[6] THEY ARE NEVER HONEST.

Honesty is never in the character of a fake friend.

They are always in the habit of telling lies.

They are always manipulating you with lies to get favor from you.

[7] THEY BACKSTAB YOU.

Since a fake friend is an enemy in disguise, backstabing becomes the order of the day.

They always say bad things about you behind your back.

They always want people to favor them over you.

Hence, they are always willing to bring you down so as to look better than you.

[8] THEY DISLIKE CORRECTION.

When you try to correct a fake friend, they will always pick offence.

They feel you are too dumb to advice them.

Since they believe that they know better than you, your correcting them will always be met with hostility.

Hence, they will always try to win the argument when you are trying to correct them.

[9] THEY BELITTLE YOU.

To a fake friend you are always beneath them no matter your achievement.

Their ego will never allow them to come to terms with the fact that you are better than them.

Therefore, you will hardly get a compliment from a fake friend.

They might even go as far as belittling you in front of other people.

[10] THEY APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR.

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A fake friend at best is a fair weathered friend.

They are only in your life for what they hope to get from you.

When the chips are down he/she will be no where to be found.

Hence, they are never a friend in need, therefore they can never be a friend indeed.

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