Have you ever met or do personally know someone who knows absolutely everything about everything, inclusive of the non-existent…?? These people are the Super Heroes of this world, who has never gone through any kind of problem or failures in their entire life. They constantly smile when they meet you; I know “smile” usually elicit a warm calming response in human being, but this people carry it all the time..!! This smile is plastered to present an “everything is awesome, this is great, as long as I keep smiling you can’t say anything” kind of attitude. This people are the first to (while keeping that plastered smile) remind you of your place in the world.
They always give compliments when they meet you… but these compliments are back ended with other compliments too..!!
“Oh my God, I love your apartment! It’s so little and cute..!!
“This food is so delicious! Did your mother in law cook it..??
“This dress is so nice! So much flattering in the stomach area..!!
That’s the fake people are there for… to tell you that, no matter how well you are doing, you could still be doing better.. I think the significant marker of a fake person has to be their uncanny abilities to make you feel like an utter looser in their presence. Whether it’s the constant guarding of their actual feelings, the tendency to make snide comments about everyone around them or the general “OMG, you are totally my best friend” smile they give to each new person they encounter. It’s a recipe for self-esteem disaster.
There’s nothing worse than hanging out with someone with whom you’re never sure of where you stand, and frankly aren’t even sure they consider you a friend in return. That’s the thing about fake people; you can never tell how much their relationships are based on actual, mutual interest and respect, versus how much is just for appearances or social climbing. May be they’re or maybe you’re just for networking purpose. When you go home at the end of the day, you should feel like the interaction you had with people were genuine, and that the emotional investment you make with friends or even friendly acquaintances is something worth making.
If we let ourselves get caught up in the game of “let’s all be nice and smile and compliment, and then be terrible behind each other’s backs,” pretty soon, we’re going to be fake people ourselves. Instead share your weakness, share your hard moments and share your real side. It will either scare away every fake person in your real life or it will inspire them to finally let go that mirage called “Perfection”. Because after all; the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.