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Five habits of untrustworthy people

Girl Talk By Audrey Masitsa
When dealing with untrustworthy people your gut just tells you something is wrong (Photo: Shutterstock)

We see people complain about friends who are snakes that betray trust of vulnerable peeps. It's almost impossible not to encounter such people but with life being too short to deal with dishonest folks, we have compiled a list of flags to help you identify untrustworthy people.

1. Their stories seem to change all the time

There are some people who have different versions of the same stories. Liars tend to have a hard time remembering the version of stories they give each time. While their company could make good conversation fodder, this is a big red flag for people who should not be trusted.

2. They enjoy pitting people against each other

Whether it's through gossip or rumour-mongering, untrustworthy people are the kings of pitting people against each other. Such a person should be avoided at all costs.

Untrustworthy people often fail to respect boundaries such as personal space (Photo: Shutterstock)

3. They don’t respect boundaries

They tend to ignore your boundaries or your wishes for space. By failing to heed your request the person might be testing you to see how far they can go, which is a bad recipe for friendship.

4. They have stalker tendencies

Picture this, you put yourself out there and snag yourself a first date. On meeting up, you discover that Mr Man knows way too much about you. If you notice that he's referring to things that would need a lot of digging to uncover, straight off the bat, run. Mr Man shouldn't be trusted.

5. They are quick to open up

If when you first meet this person is quick to tell you every single thing about them, including revealing the skeletons in their closet, you should be cautious. We naturally reveal aspects about ourselves gradually, as we get more comfortable with people we meet. Moving too fast could be a sign of an underlying issue.

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