Unfortunately, we live in the kind of world where we’ll run into these kinds of people. Don’t take it personally when you encounter a fake friend. A person who is fake to you will also be fake to others. It is likely that this person doesn’t have any real friends at all, and you’re no exception to that.
In borderline cases, it can be hard to tell if someone is a fake friend—especially if they’re trying to be fake about the fact that they’re fake! Keep in mind that feeling suspicious of a person’s sincerity is usually a sign that something is not right. Trust your impressions of a person and remember that you wouldn’t be reading this article unless you doubted one or more of your friendships.