There comes a time in your life, you will start to recognize and see that there are people surrounding you, who are really not your friends. I truly believe surrounding yourself with positive, encouraging and supportive people will help you succeed even further in life. From time to time, people who do not exhibit these characteristics do sneak in your circle. It is up to you, to recognize and see when certain friendships or acquaintance are not beneficial and even detrimental in your life; no matter how much fun you have with them. Personally in my life, I have absolutely no tolerance for negative, jealous, envious people. When I recognize people who are like this around me, I immediately keep my distance from them. Friendship is never based on jealously. Friendship is based on supporting one another, regardless how much success one may have than other. Friendship is not based on what I can get from you, but what we can do to help each other. False friends do not comprehend these simple truths. That is why it is vital to recognize false people before you establish a friendship with them. False friends are often, overly giving, overly nice, appear genuine, great pretenders, until you begin to succeed in life and then their true colors come out. If you do not recognize and remove them from your life quickly, these same “friends”, will be the one to betray you one day, spread negative lies and tales about you, steal from you, gossip about you, take advantage of you, manipulate you and some may even try to physical hurt you.
How to recognize false friends? I notice people who I found to be false friends, often exhibit these following characteristics, they have low self-esteem, easily jealous of other people’s success and express this with their emotions and negative words, they are general negative, they are easily attach to others, emotionally unstable, unhappy in their personal life, careers, sneaky, full of malice, vindictive, trouble makers, resentful, fretful, easily anger, competitive, copy cats, etc. Believe or not the list can go on and on. False friends will try to make it seem like you are the with the issues, because they refuse to accept theirs, but do not be fooled or filled with guilt. If you recognize a false friend, who is not beneficial in your life, you are do not have to tolerate them. When you do not remove these types of “friends” from your life, eventually they will cause trouble in your life. In addition, you may also start to pick up these negative characteristics along with them.
How to remove false friends from your life? As you recognize this, it won’t be easy to just stop the friendship, but you can limit the amount of time you do spend with them. If they have already done things to hurt you or doing things to hurt you, by all means you are not obligated to stay in that type of friendship, why wait to something terrible happen, stop and remove yourself from their presence, forgive them, let go and pray for them. True friends, do not hurt or even think of hurting one another. A true friend is happy and supportive of your success, they won’t be jealous of yours. A true friend won’t allow or participate in others in treating you bad, gossiping about you, or lying about you. A true friend is truly rare to find, but when you do find one, you will recognize the difference between a true friend and a false one.