Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour True friends are like stars, you don't always see them but they are always there. Ain't that the truth
Narcissists want your pity. They are FULL of melodramatic sob stories. It's easy to manipulate someone once you solicit pity from them. Calculated conniving narcissists know this and use it to their advantage.