At first, you may have thought to yourself, “what a nice person”. They probably seemed to be genuinely interested in you and your life for that moment. They may have also seemed to be sort of an extrovert with the most genuine smile. You bump into them a week later, and by golly, they don’t even glance in your direction. They have seemingly forgotten who you are or that you even exist in this world. Another few weeks go by and all of a sudden they pop by to see you. They are ever so sorry they haven’t kept in touch but nevertheless seem to be happy to see you. After about a minute or two of catching up, the numerous requests for your assistance start to pour out. You think to yourself, “this is utterly ridiculous, I’m just being used!”
Yes, that’s what it’s like to deal with a fake person. Fake people often find sneaky ways in which to manipulate everyone around them so that they can get what they want. They will always consider themselves first before anyone else. They are constantly talking and may even interrupt you when you are speaking. They never keep their promises unless they get something in return. Fake people tend to smile a lot. They always want to give the impression that they are doing great and have an air of superior about themselves. They will generally put you and your efforts down.
Dealing with a fake person can be difficult. Here are a few ways to help you out:
- Take action. Sometimes, it may be tough to open up about a delicate topic like this. But telling them upfront about their actions will offer resistance and even denial. Ask questions to get the bottom of why the person is behaving in this way but do it openly and with as much respect as you would like to be treated.
- Don’t lose your temper. It’s easy to become annoyed and bad tempered when confronted with a fake person. You should always remember to remain centered and trust in yourself and who you are.
- Avoid the person. If the person has completed disrespected you, the best option is to completely avoid that person or have as little interaction as possible. The less time you spend with this type of person, the better your state of mind will be.
- Don’t stoop to their level. Resist the urge to seek vengeance by doing the same thing to them or by even gossiping about it to others. Rise above it by forgiving them and yourself. Move on swiftly and don’t give it another thought.