Today, you need to be aware that people are putting on a bit of a show for you, either because they want to impress you or because they want to trick you. The distinction is fairly irrelevant, though. If they aren’t being genuine, they aren’t being genuine. Whenever others appear to be something they’re not, you must beware. Accept their flattery with politely, but don’t buy into it. People who have the widest smiles are sometimes the people who have the most negative agendas.