Relationships

These are the 5 signs of a fake friend

The world is comprised of a variety of people. Knowing how to spot these people is important. Unfortunately, many of us already know that some of these people aren't as genuine as others.

It can be hard when you find out that a friend, colleague, or even a family member is fake, especially when it comes to how they interact with you.

Luckily, there are signs that fake people inevitably display throughout their lives that can help you discern who around you is genuine, and who isn't.

Take a look at these five signs to figure out who in your life is being fake.

1. They Try Hard to Be Liked

Fake people try incredibly hard to be liked by the people around them because they're already aware of how fake they truly are.

This is one of the most obvious signs a fake person will display because they'll be working harder than most when it comes to interacting with others, or simply out in public.

You can always tell who your genuine friends are because they'll simply be themselves when around other people.

2. They Crave Attention

Fake people can be spotted because they have to be the center of attention. Not only do they work hard in order to be liked, but they also have to be in the spotlight more than necessary.

If you have someone in your life who can't let others take the spotlight, it may be a good indication that they aren't very genuine.

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3. They're Total Show Offs

We already know that fake people crave attention, but because of that, they also show off way more than they should.

Everyone can be a show off at times, but someone who shows off no matter what they're doing is probably fake.

Don't get confused if you have a friend who is naturally good at a number of things; people who are fake tend to advertise, but genuine people won't.

Being good at something doesn't make you a show off.

4. They Gossip All the Time

Gossiping is natural, and we've all let ourselves vent about someone else from time to time. However, fake people will gossip about a lot of people, all the time.

Fake people want to draw negative attention away from themselves because they can't have anyone knowing who they really are.

If you know someone who gossips more than most, say something to stop them and see how they react.

5. They Only Criticize

Another indication you're dealing with a fake person is that they're overly critical.

Fake people can't easily express praise or admiration for other people because they need to look great. If they praise someone else, then that's praise they don't have for themselves.

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This couple's Viking wedding was absolutely beautiful

Weddings have always been a very interesting ceremony. Every single culture from around the world has a different take on the concept of a wedding.

For many years weddings have been held all over the world and the style hasn't changed much. However, one Norwegian couple decided to take the idea of a traditional wedding to a whole different level.

They exchanged vows in an authentic Viking ceremony consisting of longboats, a pagan priest, and a remarkable blood sacrifice.

Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth decided to abandon the conventional Christian values they were raised with in favor of a ceremony inspired by weddings that took place thousands of years ago.

The two loves ditched the usual bridal car for two traditional longboats and were married on the banks of a Norwegian lake dressed in full Viking garb.

In order to maintain the traditional values, their ceremony had to have a "blot" ritual that involved a blood sacrifice.

This required a cauldron of pig's blood to be placed on a piled of stones, then dripped over small figures that represent the gods, and then blotted onto the forehead of the bride and groom.

As true Vikings would, the couple celebrated their matrimony throughout the late hours of the night. The invite 130 guests, who all dressed in full Viking attire.

Honey-beer was served and traditional Norse songs were played throughout the evening. 27-year-old Elisabeth said: "We danced to live music that our ancestors danced to over a millennium ago."

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