This very question…I’ve often pondered. Still, the answers are often only a guess or matter of opinion. Either way, we’ve all crossed paths with such life-dilemmas a time or two I’m sure. I believe the root of cattiness begins with jealousy, and doesn’t always come across with words. In many cases, maliciousness among women is dished out through bullying or alienation, in which case a girl/woman is made to feel unaccepted; like she doesn’t measure up to group standards. Sounds childish…I know! But it happens way too often; immaturity, ignorance, jealousy, petty bullshit!
The reality of it–as studies have shown (and I’ll gladly name a few it need-be), is that…quite frankly, misery loves company. If you dig to the root of cattiness, you’ll usually find that the woman dishing it all out is rather miserable in her life or with herself, and can find no other way to express such misery. Truly happy people reflect such happiness by being nice. Unhappy people…reflect in kind to how they feel as well. You get the point.
Cheers to ‘authentically’ Happy People! Jeers to Fake-Happies (I like to call them)! You know who you are. ; )