Listen, if someone is manipulating you, they are not going to be authentic. They are not going to be transparent.
If someone is authentic and transparent, they are going to have a range of emotions. If they are upset, you are going to see they are upset. If they are happy, you are going to see they’re happy.. If they are sad, you are going to see they are sad. They are the same on the inside as they are on the outside.
If someone is trying to manipulate you, they are trying to make you believe one thing, when what they are feeling is completely different
One of the biggest ways they do this is to give you a fake smile.
Sometimes people who love you will show a fake smile to protect you from their own pain. That’s love, if you ask me.
All the rest of fake smiles are mostly manipulation.
I would rather you slap me in the face than give me a fake smile, not to protect me, but to deceive me.
If you are not sure what fake smiles look like, Turn on the television. Some of the politicians are especially good at the fake smile to distract from what they are saying or feeling. One woman in particular is queen of the fake smile.
Do not follow or run to fake smiles. Run from them. They are leading you astray. They are manipulating you
If someone gives you a fake smile, ask them why.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.