1. Angrily inquire about who that other guy you started following on social media is. “SO WHO IS THIS JACOB TOOL BAG, HUH? HOW DO YOU KNOW HIM? WHERE’S HE FROM? DO YOU THINK HE’S ATTRACTIVE?.. Oh… I see… So, uh, how long have y’all been cousins…?”
2. He needs constant validation. He frequently asks you questions like, “Do you love me?” He fishes for compliments. Then when you assure him that you do indeed find him attractive, he doesn’t quite believe you. Everyone likes to hear that they’re loved, pretty, talented, attractive, intelligent, desired, but his needs go beyond those of the rest of us. He generally suffers from low self-esteem, which incidentally is the driving force behind many of his insecure behaviors.