The fact that you have tolerated, excused, given second chances and credit that was never earned to a fools gold friend, means that YOU were a fake friend to both your instinct and the one person who you can never afford to not be a friend to: yourself. When I think back to how terrible of a friend I was to certain people when I was younger, the guilt, shame, self-hate, and embarrassment is so bad, it would paralyze me if I had not built a life around those lessons learned. I would give all of my love, care, and attention to the people in my life who were just as toxic and just as fake of a friend to me as I was to the true friends who were the most deserving.
1. You Only Hear From Them When They Need Or Want Something
2. They Put You Down
Life takes us on some rather interesting journeys, and having wonderful friends with us on the long ride can make both the best and worst periods a lot more enjoyable. Below are some of the traits exhibited by fake friends: take a look at them and ask yourself if anyone in your social circle embodies these traits. Are you free next weekend? You might not have heard from this person for six months or more, but funny how you came to mind as soon as they needed manual labor taken care of. They Put You Down Subtle digs in the guise of playful teasing, one-upmanship, and backhanded compliments are just a few of the ways that fake friends may try to put you down in order to make themselves feel better.
READY TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE?
These so-called friends are frauds that use other people. They also tend to be one-dimensional and part of cliques. For this reason, it is important that kids know the difference between real friends and fake ones. Not only is a friendship with a fake friend unhealthy, but being associated with a fake friend often results in being bullied. Consequently, it is important that your kids can identify the characteristics of fake friendships. Here is a list of eight characteristics to review with your kids. If their friends have these traits, then it is time to start building some new relationships. Typically, a fake friend will only contact your child when they want or need something. They rarely text or call for other reasons. Be sure your child knows that if a friend never calls or texts just to check-in, then that person is not really a friend at all.
Top definition. Fake Friend. Someone who ignores you when they're around more 'popular' people. Someone who only talks to you when they need something. Someone who ignores you when they're in a group of people.