Evrina is a classic bully. A little push back & she starts to fold. With Alex it’s a little different because her mean comments are part of their relationship that Alex accepts as part of Evrina’s personality, & she knows Evrina doesn’t really mean what she says deep down. Getting a an equal response, from Alex especially, throws her off her game. Evrina doesn’t always register how mean what she says is. The irony is that if anyone else had pushed back it wouldn’t have had much effect. She actually cares about what Alex thinks though. It’s a strange dynamic that I’ve seen many times. It would be safe to say that I have a lot of Evrina like tendencies. It is difficult to be my friend too. I think that’s one of the things than is an important difference between a friend & an acquaintance. Friends know when you don’t mean it.