29 Red Flags That Instantly Make People Suspicious Of Someone.

Ever thought that something was a little 'off' about someone? Or have you ever known someone that was completely untrustworthy, but you couldn't pinpoint why?

Redditors shared things that make them immediately suspicious of other people - and they're pretty hilarious.

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Someone telling me their IQ. I don't need IQ to tell me someone's intelligent. I'd rather people prove their intelligence through their actions and statements than cling to some 3 digit number like it's a holy relic.

Case in point: had someone once tell me he had an IQ of 190 once, then told me within 30 minutes that global warming was a conspiracy to keep people controlled and starving (because people are easier to control when hungry, dying, and half-crazed due to said previous items). Telling me that greenhouse gasses were actually good for the world because "have you ever been in a greenhouse? Plenty." Sure, he might have an IQ of 190- but he's proven he doesn't know the limits of his knowledge.


When nothing is their fault. They blame faulty equipment, other people, literally anything but taking responsibility for themselves.

I babysat for a woman like this. I had to quit because she never paid me. She told me she was going to tell her work that she had to quit to take care of her kids because I'm a horrible person who doesn't understand the struggles of a single mom.

I'm a single mom. The difference is that I don't spend all my money drinking and partying. She's 41.


When they offer to buy my car without seeing it while they are deployed overseas and wish to use paypal.


"I'm one of the realest people you'll ever meet."

Which is sometimes followed by, "if you know me long enough I'll probably say something that pisses you off, but it's not personal, I'm just way too real for some".


One shirt button open, you're ok.

Two shirt buttons, you might be feeling confident.

3+ shirt buttons and anything you say I won't believe.


When they shorten your name or automatically give you a nick name after knowing you for two seconds.


When people talk about others disparagingly. When I was younger I had some friends that always gossiped about how terrible this one friend was--l went along with it, but later, when I heard those same friends badmouthing me, I realized the correlation.


When someone overshares every detail of their "perfect" relationship on social media. 9 out of 10 times that relationship is a dumpster fire.


"Oh I don't like drama. I'm the most drama-free person you'll ever meet."



When they get weirdly defensive about things that are seemingly random. There's usually something to it.

For example,

"So are you working with the Russians?"

"What do you mean am I working with the Russians? I don't even know any Russians! Why does it matter if I know some Russians? The Russians are nice people, what's wrong with it? Why are you making a big deal out of whether I'm working with Russia? Why are you spreading fake news? I don't see what I have to do with it. You're wrong. Wrong."


If they talk about how things always seem to go wrong for them. Things like forgetting to pay a bill, getting towed, or getting fired. Typically these folks will blame their misfortune on dumb luck or other things.

Normally it means they're kinda just sketchy or really not responsible.


If you have to constantly say "trust me" or "believe me" I neither trust nor do I believe you.


When they say lies for small things. Lying over unnecessary things is such a red flag. Like compulsive lying... Do they lie about everything? 


Office Gossip. I don't mean "Hey, did you hear about Janet's new haircut?"

There is a woman at my work who will gossip all day if you let her about other people. How they are late, what they are doing and blah blah blah. She will instant message me too about it. It's gotten so bad that I just ignore the messages, even though she sits right next to me.

If they are willing to gossip that much, they are willing to talk about you.


Unexpected gifts. Such as, for example, a large wooden rabbit.


"All my exes were horrible."

It's a red flag - they were probably the problem.


They start sentences with my name or say my name a lot. It feels like a marketer/salesman talking to me.

When someone tries to be funny at the expense of others, especially when they're not super close, and there might be a hint of truth what they think. It seems very specific, but it stands out, and once I notice this behavior I don't trust them at all.


Buying just one tiki torch, a white polo, and khaki pants.


You can't trust anyone who subscribes to "pick-up artist" "playbooks." I've seen this kind of thinking take over one of my friends before. He turned from being a regular quirky guy to being a pathological liar. You start viewing sex as a reward that can be won with tricks. Pretty soon you stop seeing women as people, then you stop seeing anything wrong with lying to anyone for any reason. The whole crowd he hangs out with now creeps me out. All very charming, but it's impossible to trust any of them.


"Wow that was a great story. It's crazy, I did the exact same thing, except I had a broken arm, no credit card, and I hadn't slept in 48 hours."


When they devote 100% of their time towards talking to your partner and ignoring you.


Anyone who feels the need to cause pain during a handshake is insecure and should not be trusted. Other things that scream insecurity are trying to loom over people shorter than themselves or constantly repeating someone else's name.

Find your chill. And your self-esteem.


When they turn to their friend and say something in another language and they both laugh. When you ask what's so funny they say "Oh, it was just something funny that happened earlier."


I was trying to make small talk with a quiet co-worker and asking her what kind of music she likes. She doesn't like music. I'm keeping an eye on that one.


When they ask a lot of personal, probing questions but never reveal anything about themselves.


When they don't yawn after you yawn or someone is talking about yawning.


Look, I don't care who you are or what you say; if my dog doesn't like you, somethings off about you.


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