Friends do pull your leg occasionally, but at the end of the day, they have a lot of respect for you. But when it comes to your frenemies, they use humor to perfectly cover up all the humiliating and degrading things they say.
6. A frenemy hates being called out.
The one thing that a frenemy absolutely hates is being challenged and called out for their dubious actions. In case you confront them over their bad behavior, they will either overreact or make it seem like you are crazy and are making things up. They truly take the cake when it comes to displaying some good old-fashioned narcissism.
They tend to consider themselves the smartest people in the room, and that is why it takes them by surprise when someone exposes their real face. Frenemies will do and say anything they can to overturn it and make it look like it’s your fault.
7. A frenemy is incredibly insensitive.
This should not come across as a surprise now, but frenemies are exceptionally insensitive. If it’s not about them, they absolutely do not give a damn. No matter how badly hurt you are or in pain you are, they will leave you in the middle of the road and expect you to take care of yourself.
When things are all right, they will always assure you that they will be there for you whenever you need them. But when the time comes for them to support you or have your back, they conveniently leave the scene.
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8. A frenemy revels in your sadness.
A frenemy tends to feed off negativity, and the more there is, the better. In case you tell them that your relationship is going through a rough patch, they will want to know more. Not to help you make things right, but to enjoy the fact that you are depressed and in pain.
They will ask you innumerable questions and the more vulnerable you get, the more you are giving them leverage to hurt you in the future. Trusting a frenemy is probably one of the biggest mistakes you can make because they won’t hesitate for a second to backstab you.
Frenemies function on the principles of resentment, jealousy, bitterness, negativity, and narcissism. They can never think of doing a good and selfless deed for someone, let alone be a genuine friend for life. So, beware of who your real friends are. The moment you suspect or realize that you have a frenemy in your life, shun them as soon as you can, for the sake of your mental health and happiness.
If you want to know more about how frenemies function, then check out this video below: