Insecure people will get really mad at you when you don’t meet their expectations. This kind of behavior is emotional blackmail. Not giving in, keeps you on the top. Observe these on a micro level at first. Pay attention, before they escalate. Set boundaries early.

One more tactic that people like this use to trap you: “they will try to present themselves as closer to you than they really are”. The act of positioning themselves closer can be of many ways and reasons. Positioning can manifest itself like: we are friends for life, you are like a brother to me. Often times this positioning comes too early in the relationship.

They could also try to creepily infiltrate your inner circle. If you feel that person is creepy, chances are that they are.