Attention-seeking status updates.
One day they are complaining about their day — the next day, something bad happens. We feel sympathy. The following day — it’s a gorgeous day at the beach and they’re happily in love. The final day — they talk about their achievements. It’s a never ending cycle.
Watch out — these people got smart. Instead of saying much about themselves and work, they keep quiet or post links to it on their wall. They are creating the perfect image of themselves, which means not making their self-gratification obvious. Every like and comment you give to them feeds their ego. Oh yeah, and that sweet picture of them playing in a cornfield with their dog — was planned out by the photographer.
Lastly — selfies. Many selfies. They seem to have a new profile picture up every week. If they have an instagram, their face is all over it.
In Real Life:
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, it’s a good chance they are:
Are the conversations more focused on them than you?
Are they obsessed with their appearance?
Do they have many shallow relationships?
Is the only time they want to see you/be seen with you is on their own time?
… If you know them online and in real life, your job is much easier.