Fake Friends v/s True Friends

Good friends are so rare. A person may seem like a friend but could actually be fake. But the question is, how can you tell the difference?

Well, it is not that hard – all you need to do is pay close attention to their actions. Here are a few pointers for you to keep in mind.

True friends support your crazy ideas; fake friends mock them.

We have those crazy and unconventional ideas that can either get us into trouble or can actually help us discover our true selves – and sometimes, it takes one true friend to understand that what you want to do will not only help you know yourself better. It will also bring out the part of you that you never knew existed.

On the other hand, fake friends won’t even dare to take that challenge with you and will immediately conclude that your crazy idea is indeed crazy and not worth the risk.

True friends make time for you; fake friends don’t.

True friends are never too busy for you. They will make it a point to take out time for you from their busy day and will be there for you when you need them.

On the other hand, fake friends will give you a long list of excuses just to dodge the bad times and will only reappear when things have finally steady.

True friends accept your flaws; fake friends leave because of them.

People are not the most perfect species but our imperfections make us unique. True friends acknowledge that and they can effortlessly accept your bad parts.

However, fake friends won’t even have the patience to try and will leave as soon as they find themselves in the most unfavorable situations. They may also criticize your flaws and will try to change you.

True friends care about your emotions; fake friends make it all about themselves.

True friends will be curious to know about your feelings and will give you time and attention. They are the kind of people you can lean on and they’ll always be ready to listen to you.

On the other hand, fake friends will hardly be bothered about your emotions and will only talk about themselves. They make everything about themselves and make your issues sound irrelevant.

True friends believe you can; fake friends think you’re being too ambitious.

True friends will always believe in you even if they themselves think it’s impossible. They have your back and motivate you to do better. And whenever you achieve success, true friends will be happy for you and proud of your accomplishments.

Fake friends, on the other hand, will give you every reason to make you doubt yourself. They pull you down and discourage you every time. And even if you succeed in any endeavor, they will be jealous and snarky about it.

True friends apologize and forgive; fake friends ignore and forget.

It’s usual for even the best of friends to fight or disagree on something. And in any friendship, it’s important to admit if mistakes are made, to apologize, and of course, to sincerely forgive.

True friends always find a way to fix whatever is broken, and not through shortcuts. They know that sometimes you’ll mess up and they’ll forgive you because they value your friendship more than your (temporary) mistake.

With fake friends, a mistake can cost you a friendship. It’s a mark of fake friendship if a single argument can either break your relationship apart or weaken it.

True friends keep in touch; fake friends don’t care about staying in contact.

Real friends will contact you wherever and whenever because they are always interested in what’s going on in your life. They don’t have to know the latest gossip about your relationship. They might just want to know what you had for lunch today.

Fake friends, however, will only contact you when they need something or want to know some juicy gossip. They don’t care much about you or the friendship unless it is benefitting them in any way.

True friends make you feel good; fake friendship feels like a lot of work.

True friendship does not require a tremendous amount of effort just to last and make it through the test of time. In fact, being with true friends feel light and making the relationship work is as easy as breathing.

On the other hand, fake friendship feels heavy and at some point, so toxic that just being with them drains your energy – physically and emotionally. It’s too much drama and you just feel like getting away from them.

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