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.