Have you ever met someone who you thought was just so nice when you first met them? They seemed funny, genuine and likable, and a friendship began to form. But as you got to know them, something started to seem off. That “nice” persona seemed to just be a mask they were hiding behind. When their real personality came out, you didn’t like what you saw.
People who seem nice when you first meet them, but turn out to be someone else are all too common. These people have hidden negative intentions and if you aren’t careful, they can end up taking advantage of you.
Someone who seems nice but is really a manipulator tends to make demands. They believe that they are superior than those around them, so they use other people to satisfy their own agenda. Challenging their words and refusing to participate in their game can help prevent you from getting sucked into their negativity.
Feeling bad or strange after speaking with someone is often your gut instinct telling you that something is wrong. When dealing with a nice person, you’ll feel positive after spending time with them. When dealing with a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you’ll be left with a negative feeling.
Manipulators know how to use eye contact and body language to make you trust them. But if you look close enough, you might be able to see through it. Forced eye contact that is long and uncomfortable might be a sign that the person you’re talking to has a hidden agenda.
Someone with bad intentions who is hiding behind a nice persona will constantly use persuasion to get what they want. They’ll use peer pressure to talk you into doing something that you don’t want do. They are pro’s at manipulating the people around them to get what they want.
A “nice” person who actually has negative intentions might use humor to insult you. When they say something offensive, they’ll follow it up with “just kidding.” This is a way of bringing you down and making them feel superior. They might especially use this tactic when you’re with a group of people, to make you look bad in front of others.
Seemingly nice people with bad intentions seek to dominate discussions. They manipulate conversations to make everything about them. This sign can take time to notice. But after being around this person long enough, you’ll begin to see that you can never get a word in, and the conversation always seem to revolve around them.