2) The “over-friendly” Survivor
You’d think that, in a zombie apocalypse, those who survive the initial outbreak would band together to deal with our common enemy, unfortunately…people don’t work that way.
How many times have you seen or heard about people in disasters using the situation for their own gain? Scammers, looters, rapists, murderers, there’s too many to count, and, in a zombie apocalypse, it won’t be any different.
Now, while some people won’t bother with the pretense, and just attack you, others will be more insidious, and try to lull you into a false sense of security by making it seem like they’re there to help you or are altogether benevolent, only to stab you in the back at the first opportunity. These are who I’m talking about: The people who will greet you with a smile, maybe help you fight off a few zombies, but, as soon as the time is right, will either rob you or, throw in front of the next bunch of zombies to be eaten.
How to avoid them?
I think people are naturally trusting; We’re social animals, it makes sense. But, we also have a tendency to have an inkling when something (Or, in this case, someone) doesn’t feel right.
It won’t take long in the apocalypse for people to start turning on each other, or before the more predatory among us start preying on others, as such, even otherwise good people will start to have an inherent suspicion of strangers, and likely try to avoid them until they think they can trust them.
Chances are that what they won’t do is casually stroll up to strangers offering a handshake, or invite them into their camp.
If you should meet someone, or learn about a group that seems far more friendly or inviting than the situation warrants, or totally lacks the suspicion that comes with being in the “Everyone for themselves” free-for-all the apocalypse will become: Be nice, play the game, and the moment their backs are turned, run in the completely opposite direction because they’re probably planning an ambush.
If someone (Or a group of someones) seems a little too good to be true, it probably is.