The formal definition of a “frenemy” is “a person who pretends to be a friend, but is an enemy; a rival with which one maintains friendly relations.” Unfortunately, your enemy many times will come off looking like a loyal friend, someone you can confide in. They will be there for you in your worst times and even provide a shoulder to cry on. All the while relishing in your misery. Sooner than hopefully later, a frenemy will show their true colors but be on the lookout for friends who exhibit these signs.
A frenemy will always find the negative in any positive situation. They never truly enjoy any positive developments in your life. If something good happens to you, they are usually the first person to sneer and have something negative to say about the situation in the hopes of undermining you. Sooner than hopefully later, a frenemy will show their true colors but be on the lookout for friends who exhibit these signs.