Are You the Target of Someone Close to You? 5 Signs Your Friend Secretly Hates You.
- 1. They don't compliment you
Most people are happy for you when you succeed in something, or have reached a goal of yours. If you have a friend that is trying to sabotage you or is jealous, they likely won't say anything if you tell them amazing news. They may have a blank stare, or even change the subject. The worst is a compliment with a backhanded insult.
- 2. They Copy You
True friends are interested in what you do, and may ask to do things together or teach you something. A fake friend will be trying to find out what your doing - and then try to do it better. They may appear to take a liking to you, but if they start baking your boyfriend his favorite cookies that you taught them, watch out.
- 3. They Turn Your Good News Into Something Negative
Ever get so excited to tell someone something great that just happen and they only have something negative to say? That really puts a damper on things. And that's what they want. They are jealous that you did something that they didn't.
- 4. They Gossip
This one may be harder to detect, but if you pay attention you'll catch it. Likely if they gossip about others, you better believe they are gossiping about you. Their friends may even start acting more standoff-ish towards you. Is it because something they said?
- 5. You Feel Something Is Off
I say this all the time -- instincts are usually never wrong -- TRUST YOUR GUT! Are you feeling something is just off with your new friend? Are their actions and words not adding up? Do they proclaim to have empathy and even post on facebook about how great they are, but you hear them bad mouthing their other friends? I suggest to get out of that friendship fast!
The most important thing after you recognize these signs, is to do the following:
- Stop telling them anything about yourself
- Don't tell them what you notice them doing (unless you want gaslighted)
- Stay cordial if you have to OR
- Simply end the friendship
They'll get bored and find a new target
Thanks for reading, I hope you found this helpful. Let me know in the comment section other things you have noticed about your experiences with toxic friends!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.