Instinct never lets me down. Fake people often try to impress...impressive people have no need to brag.
I have this family member that talks so much trash to people, calling them 'honey', 'baby', 'sweetheart'. Oozes compliments on everyone, then immediately talks bad about them when out of earshot, or will start laughing about how they complimented the person's hair and it really looks horrible. I know if they do it to others they do it to me behind my back. It makes me sick, people think they're such a sweet, nice person when really they're fake & phony!
for me it's when the mannerisms and facial ex<x>pressions are not consistent with the words coming out of a person's mouth. Also when the stories change depending on who's listening.
Walking in a store I accidentally bumped into someone. Startled, I turned around and caught the lady before she hit the floor. After I stood her back up I realized she was not who she seem to be. She was not a fashion model as she portrayed herself to be. She was only a mannequin.
you can tell afake person as they have a hard time to stare you in the eyes, and are always moving their feet kicking leaves or snow and really not LISTENING to you, I do not like those individuals at all!
In general, every one you deal with in your everyday life is FAKE. Period. No exceptions ( unless you live in a monastery and there are lot of monks around you).
you beat me there.