Context: I'm currently doing my bachelor's at a very small local uni. I'm usually known as one of the knowledgeable folks who's open to helping others (many people pretend to know nothing here just to trick their friends and "get ahead" in terms of jobs).
There is this person that is a little bit more than a stranger but not really a friend to me. She would text me once in a while and the conversation is always like this:
- Makes small talk as though she knew me for decades (though she only barely knows me for ~2 years).
- Then, she'd go on to praise me way too much, and ramble about how she wants to be like me but failed.
- To this monologue, she'd finally attach her demands of what she needs from me.
Though I usually help most people who approach me only when they need something, I can't seem to stand this person. I just find her ways cringeworthy and fake. She's also known in the university as a clingy person who tries to force others to be friends with her. She's known to throw tantrums and compel others to treat her like they treat their best friends. So far, I've always helped her with whatever she wanted until I learned about this clinginess.
Part of me wants to help, but I also can't help thinking that I'm not meant to be used like this. How do I politely refuse/ignore this person over text who acts like they're my "fan", hopefully once and for all?