Be careful of who you friend on the internet.

Four old ladies on the internet

Isn’t it funny how people behind a blog or a Facebook profile can hide their true selves? We friend people without really knowing them and sometimes become friends without ever meeting. I have made some wonderful friends on social media, I have also met some real characters that were very skillful at hiding their true selves until they slipped up.

Narcissists and sociopaths love social media. I think it is because you can fool people more easily without the physical clues we have when we meet face to face. When you meet a person in real life you can get a vibe from the cues they give. The kind of smile, how they look at you, the firmness of a handshake. We also really only know what they choose to share. They could have any kind of a history that most times stays in the back round. Why is it then that we end up trusting them?

People have sent thousands of dollars to strangers they meet on social media sometimes to complete scammers. Others have had their hearts ripped apart by fake people that portray a caring person that is so far from their real selves.

Do we project what we want on these strangers? Create the friend or lover that we need or want? How do strangers manage to become so important in our lives?

Social media is wonderful for meeting new people but we do have to keep it in our minds that these are characters that have been created. Only one or two dimensional. So before going in too deep in a friendship or more important a sharing of a heart be careful who you trust. Make sure you have seen all the sides of the character.

12 comments

  1. M&M, Inc. · December 28, 2014

    Reblogged this on Phoenix Rising From the Ashes and commented:
    I agree completely! On the social media sites people can portray themselves however they choose, we cant see through the computer to know what the truth really is! After dealing with an on-going stalker, I continue to warn people of the dangers on social networks! Pleas be careful!!

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    • Gale A. Molinari · December 28, 2014

      Thank you for the reblog. There are a lot of people that get their kicks from victimzing others. They prey on those they perceive as vulnerable.

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  2. marilynmunrow · December 28, 2014

    Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
    Absolutely true sugar. I have made wonderful trusting and caring friends on social networks, who i have met personally, and grown to love like family. I have also grown so close to other friends, who i have not met, because through sharing and caring our thoughts, we are as close as any friend i ever met in reality. But, and i mean a bit but, beward. Some are like wolves in sheeps clothings. They will use and abuse you, by making you care for them, and then by stabbing you in the back. How do they live with themselves, i wonder? To this type of person its all a game. A wicked unnatural game of narcissistic proportions. They are kind and caring on the outside, until they put you in a position of weakness, and then they will attack without provocation. Nasty, mean, cheating. Beware they are everywhere

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    • Gale A. Molinari · December 28, 2014

      They have no feelings and really it is all about them and their entertainment and satisfaction. Thank you for the reblog!

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      • marilynmunrow · December 28, 2014

        You are very welcome, i love your blogs.

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  3. lbeth1950 · December 28, 2014

    Something to consider.

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    • Gale A. Molinari · December 28, 2014

      Just a warning to make people aware. If someone is new to the internet they may not know that these psychopaths, narcissists and predators exist.

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  4. jcckeith · December 29, 2014

    When I was a kid we were taught about stranger danger. I have always assumed the same applies to everyone on the internet, anyone who is a stranger is a potential danger and should be treated as such until you have evidence otherwise. Even those who have the names and pictures of people I know – may not actually be those people.

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    • Gale A. Molinari · December 29, 2014

      You were taught right. All kids need to be taught stranger danger. It appalls me the number of kids that go on the internet unsupervised. Predators love social media and the internet and they love getting innocents more than anything. Anyone can be anything on the internet and that should always be in the back of anyone’s mind.

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  5. Gale A. Molinari · January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on galesmind.

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