ENVY IS HER MIDDLE NAME CHICK. When the green eyed monster rears its evil head it typically is attached to this chick’s body. She wants want you have. Heck, she wants what everybody has. She is your “Single White Female”. Your man, your job, your house, and your car are all on her list of wants. Maybe not literally but she wants the caliber or a notch above. You have had that one girl that you tell you want to purchase something and she pops up with it before you get it? Awkward! Maybe the first time [it is] but every time after that its just pure tomfoolery fueled by envy. If you have difficulty recognizing this individual look for the frenemy that has difficulty acknowledging any good about others successes or achievements. This would be her [lip curl].
THE ALL EYES ON ME CHICK. It is one thing to want to look good. We all do. It is another to be so overly consumed with how others see us. Struggling to get the latest fashion that we saw on some ridiculous reality show, popping up with a pocketbook that cost more than a trip to the islands, lip gloss popping, hair done and extremely body conscious --- well that’s a whole ‘lotta of us. I’ll throw myself in there. The caveat to this being a “mean girl”, however, is when you mock or demean others who do not participate in this behavior. SoooOoooOooo errrr ummm, when you want to talk about KiKi because KiKi’s hand bag is from Target and not Fucci [off Canal Street like yours] then that, my dear, is mean girl qualities. On another note I just saw that Target is getting Lily Pulitzer! Go Target. I, again, digressed. This chick wants all eyes on her and not on anyone else. So the lengths that she goes to one up everyone is great. Her appearance check is not about her feeling good about herself but about allowing her to think that she’s better. I say, sit down clown!
SHE IS A CONTROL FREAK CHICK. This little nottie who wants to be a hottie always wants to be in charge. Typically they have great leadership skills over those with a “followers” type mentality. So not to be ostracized many folks will just accept this bullying or mean girl behavior so that they, too, can be associated with the perceived cool chick. All the while, us other folks with leadership skills all looking at this group as a clique; and we don’t do groupie. Those with a disposition that lends to be led [well] they too become members of the hater-nation. Their little Jim Jones in stilettos has had them sipping on the Kool-Aid.
THEY MOVE IN HERDS CHICKS. I briefly mentioned the word “clique” when talking about the control freak. It all boils down to this; birds of a feather flock together. These catty cows talk alike, look alike, think alike and hate alike. Good luck breaking into the girls club by being the voice of reason or by speaking out against their destructive behavior. Just know that if you spot one [like deer] you better start looking for the other; road kill amuck [lip curl]
SOMEONE CROWN THIS CHICK. This chick gets a crown for being the queen of drama [rolled eyes]. She has done so much backbiting and gossiping that normally it catches up to her. She pisses a follower off so they begin to tell all the ill spills to an unsuspecting target who in turns cut ties with princess negativity. She will try to tell her story painting herself as the victim but after awhile she is like the little boy who cried wolf; a liar who nobody will believe. Like how many times can it not be her?
Now I tried to give you the most basic and fundamental ways to spot a mean girl but understand that there are many others. These cunning creatures evolve daily. Sometimes they exude one or all qualities. They masquerade as your friends and sometimes it will take years for it to manifest that they are simply not such. I wish I could give you more but just keep in mind the basic principle and you will be safe. The basic principle is if someone will talk about someone else maliciously to you what will they say about you to someone else? Do not engage with anyone who does not have the ability to say the exact same thing about someone to you that they will say to the person of whom they speak. This is how you measure character and intent and another sure fire way to determine if the person you call a friend is legitimate or just a silly mean girl.
Oh, did I mention that a mean girl can be a guy [blank stare]? Okay, carry on!