Best Friends Forever... Not!
About two years ago Gwen met Sabrina, a really nice girl with a friendly personality and the two soon became fast friends. Sabrina, who was engaged at that time, constantly bugged Gwen to meet one of her single guy friends, Imran. Finally, on one of their nights out, Gwen met him. He turned out to be smart, good looking, and really fun to talk to. Needless to say, Gwen and Imran hit it off. Later, on that same night after stepping out to chat with another friend, Gwen walked in to see Sabrina and Imran making out. When she confronted her the following day about the incident, Sabrina brushed it off by apologising and saying she was drunk. A few weeks later, Gwen learnt that her “trusted” best friend had been spreading horrible rumours about her and that this has always been Sabrina’s modus operandi. She had been known to rope in new friends and shower them with gifts, playing the role of the best friend down to the tee only to later stab them in the back by ruining their reputation. As for the guys she claimed to want to introduce her friends to – she would eventually get involved with them sexually.
“These types of liars are known as the users and abusers and if you can help yourself, stay away from them.” Dr Jegathesan urged. She described them as self-serving liars who lie for power and control with a manipulative mentality. By lying, they boost their wants and needs and if you confront them, they might act guilty but in reality are far from feeling it. And beware, if they’re not feigning guilt, they’re most probably about to send you on a guilt-trip of your own.