What Does It Mean to Be Two Faced (Explained)

What Does It Mean to Be Two Faced (Explained)

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The term “two-faced” is often used to describe someone who is deceitful or dishonest. It can also be used to describe someone who has two different personalities and/or approaches to life.

A two-faced person is someone who is dishonest and does not keep their promises. They are also someone who has a negative opinion about everyone. They will say anything to get what they want, but it’s always at the expense of other people.

Being two-faced means being insincere, and have a false or hypocritical personality. It’s often used to describe people who are good at pretending to be something they’re not. 

Two-faced people are often good at hiding their true intentions. They may smile and act like they’re your friend, but behind your back, they might be talking badly about you. This makes it hard to trust them. 

If you’re two-faced, people may not know what your real opinion is on something. You might say one thing to one person, and then say the opposite to another person. This can make you seem untrustworthy and confusing. 

It’s important to be genuine and honest. We will take a look below at ten of the most common signs of a two-faced person.

12 Of The Most Common Signs A Person Is Two-Faced.

Acting Overexcited To See You.

Two-faced people will often feign excitement to see you – you will automatically pick up on this vibe of sincerity and your spider senses will go off, sending a signal to your gut.

Listen to this feeling if you sense the person is being overexcited to see you for no reason.

Talk About Themselves.

Most two-faced people will only talk about themselves and their lives. They will never ask you about what’s happening in your life. They will talk a lot and try and show off about things they have.

Negative Body Langauge.

Their body language isn’t constant in accordance with what they are saying, which puts you on edge. They will give you dirty looks and sideways glances, they will stare you down when you say something and try and control you.

They Seek Attention To Validate Themselves.

If you meet someone who is constantly seeking attention to validate how they feel or things they have this is because they need confirmation they are liked by others. Fake people need this validation and feedback in there so they feel liked or approved off.

Passive Aggressive.

Most two-faced people are passive-aggressive to understand what passive-aggressive is check out this post here. two-faced people will always find a way to insult you with a compliment. For example, they will ask if you have lost weight and follow up with a dig at you (from your wallet) people like this will be talking behind your back for sure.

They Don’t Listen To You.

Whenever you try to answer their question, they will keep on talking, or with a dismissive tone in their voice that telegraphs disapproval and annoyance? Do they react inappropriately or act bored with your company?

They Talk About The Misfortunes Of Others.

If this person is talking about the misfortunes of others, you can bet your bottom dollar they will be talking about you also.

Most two-faced people will run down everyone to everyone behind their backs.

They will act concerned about the person when in fact they get joy out of that other person’s misfortunes

They Like To Show Off.

Most two-faced people like to show off things they have done for others. For example, if they have donated some money for charity, they will tell everyone how much and how wonderful they are to have done this, and question what you have done for the charity if you have done nothing.

Fake two-faced people will only be good to others if it makes them look good to other people.

Make Things Up.

You will repeatedly hear the same story from a two-faced person and they don’t realize they’re doing this. You will start to pick up on the lies of the self-promoting personality.

They Constantly Interrupt You.

Most two-face people will constantly interrupt you whilst you are talking or questions your native about things you have said or done. If someone can’t be bothered to listen to you about what you’re saying then they’re not interested in you at all as a person.

They Became Extremely Jealous Of Your Success.

Two-faced people may be jealous because they feel like their success does not match up to what they deserve, or because they are envious of someone else’s success and want to have it for themselves.

Constantly Smiling At You.

A lot of people who constantly smile to you are trying to befriend you and extract information from you for their own good. Since this is the case, it’s probably best to avoid them!

There is no better way to determine if someone is fake than to ask them what they think of themselves. If they say that they are a good person and do not have a bad bone in their body, then it is probably safe to assume that you are dealing with someone who does not know their own reflection.

There are many more ways to figure out if this person is two-faced or fake we have listened the most common above.

How To Deal With Two-Faced People.

Most two-faced people will laugh and get along with you to your face, but they will want to be your friend and get information out of you. These are the same people who are trying to get information about you or facts about others.

They will then take this information and start to spread lies or false accusations about you. They will even embellish the facts and make the story worse for you. They will twist your words against you.

The two-faced person will plot your downfall and doesn’t want you to succeed. Most two-faced people are envious. They don’t have your best interests at heart; they just want you to fail in life so they can talk about you behind your back.

The First Way To Deal With A Two-Faced Person.

It’s hard to know how to handle a person who says one thing and does another. They might be a liar, they might have some mental illness, or they might just be playing games.

Regardless of the reason, the first way to deal with them is to shut down the conversation as fast as you can.

These people are trying to get information from you that they can use against you. The reason they want information from you is so they can spread rumours about you. Be blunt and to the point, keep to the facts, and keep them minimal.

The Second Way To Deal With A Two-Faced Person.

There are many ways to deal with a two-faced person, but the second way is to always be yourself. Be honest and stick to your core values. Know where you want to go and do not let anyone stop you from achieving that goal.

Two-faced people will try and attack your character but if you are true to yourself and stick to what you have said and want to achieve a two-faced person will have nowhere to go with you and get bored or move on.

The Third Way To Deal With A Two-Faced Person.

Try to get to know them better to understand their motivations; be aware of what they say and do in different situations, and being upfront and honest with them about your concerns. This may help them understand what they are doing, or if they do know what they are doing you have called them out and they may stop this behavior.

Stay Cool.

For all the above, always remember to come from a calm place and try not to get emotional.

It’s important to remain calm and level-headed when dealing with two-faced people. When you get emotional, it’s easy to make mistakes and allow anger or fear to alter your headspace.

Taking deep breaths can help you regain a sense of clarity that will allow you to focus on the task at hand.

Questions And Answers

What are some common examples of two-faced behavior?  

Two-faced behavior can manifest itself in a variety of ways. For example, someone might say one thing to someone’s face and then say something completely different behind their back. Another example might be promising someone one thing and then not delivering on that promise. There are many other examples, but these are some of the most common.  

Is there a difference between being two-faced and being fake?  

The answer to this question depends on how you define “two-faced” and “fake.” If you consider “two-faced” to mean that someone is insincere and dishonest, then “fake” would be a similar but less severe term.

If, however, you consider “two-faced” to mean that someone is able to convincingly present two different personas, then “fake” would not be an accurate term.  

What motivates someone to be two-faced?  

Some possible reasons why someone might be two-faced could be because they are trying to gain favor with multiple people or groups, they want to appear to be on top, they are afraid of offending someone, or they want to seem like they have inside information.

Additionally, some people might be two-faced due to having split loyalties between two different groups of people, wanting to create chaos, or because they enjoy being duplicitous.  

What are the consequences of being two-faced?  

There are a few potential consequences of being two-faced. For one, people may not trust you because they never know which version of you they’re going to get.

Additionally, it can be emotionally exhausting to keep track of which persona you’re supposed to be presented to each person, and you may end up alienating yourself from others.

Finally, if you’re not careful, you may end up contradicting yourself and revealing your true feelings accidentally.  

How can you tell if someone is being two-faced?  

The definition of two-faced is “Given to treachery or deceit.” So if someone is being two-faced, they are probably being dishonest or disloyal.  

There are many more ways to figure out if this person is two-faced or fake we have listed the most common above.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to deal with a two-faced person will vary depending on the individual situation.

How do you know if you’re a two-faced person?

If you are constantly talking behind people’s backs or using the information they have told you to gain the upper hand, then you are, in fact, a two-faced person.

What are 2faced people?

A two-faced person is someone who is insincere and hypocritical.  

How do you deal with two-faced coworkers?

The most important thing to remember when dealing with two-faced coworkers is to keep your cool and not let them see that they’re getting to you.

Try to be the bigger person and be the one who is always professional and friendly, no matter what they say or do. If you can, try to avoid them as much as possible and don’t get drawn into their drama.

If you have to work with them closely, be cordial and direct, but don’t let them take advantage of you. If they do say or do something that bothers you, don’t hesitate to speak up and let them know that you won’t tolerate that kind of behavior.  


What does it mean to be two-faced? It is generally considered to be a bad thing. It means that you’re not being honest with people and that you’re trying to deceive them.

It’s important, to be honest with people and to be yourself. otherwise, you’re just going to end up hurting people in the long run.  

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Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor Body Language Expert