There is nothing more difficult in life than trying to figure people out. It is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. With everyone feeling the need to be politically correct and putting on a façade for work or whatever the case is, people are strange. I’ve had friends who I thought I was really close to only to have a horrible break up and not have them be there for me in any way, shape, or form. I had a friend who I would always fight with, over everything. I found myself competing with her for no reason at all except to keep up with how competitive she was with me.
I had friends who I talked to and/or hung out with all the time, they got married and poof, never heard from them ever again. Same thing with friends who have had kids. They act like they can’t relate to you on any level anymore when you’ve known them forever.
I’ve had so many co-workers who will bitch to the high heavens about someone then pretend to kiss their ass 5 minutes later. Or even be nice to me, then talk behind my back. I get being polite and respectful to your co-workers but don’t put on an act either. People can see right through it.
Or we go out after hours and hang out with the team and everyone is having a great time and getting along and then come the next day, they act like you weren’t chatting it up for hours the night before. It’s so difficult to tell who is genuine and who isn’t. It’s also exhausting trying to figure out if someone likes you or not. As much as I try not to care, I can’t help it. I wish people would just be honest and not two faced or contradictory.