I have a girl who is very straightforward, blunt, and obscene at times, and she's become a very important person in the story. So this girl is manipulative, and she tries to influence everyone else to gain friends, allies, etc.. Basically she believes that the more allies she has, the safer she is from all who try to hurt her. She is not an antagonist, but very proactive and has a "not messing around" attitude. This girl was easy to depict in the beginning, but as the storyline progressed - she's separated from her sister, I've found myself starting to lose/drop her old habits. She'll still talk the same and praise the same ideals, but she will also disobey her own words commonly and flip flop her mind. I'm wondering what kind of image this could be putting off for her, whether it be intended or not. What kind of person do you think is led to do this? I'm afraid this is now becoming too difficult to put her off as the same person, and indicate that she's been going through a lot of pressure and change. Then again, I've also got the theory that this is normal for any human being under so much change. Who doesn't change perspectives? Why couldn't she change perspectives after all that's happened to her? Just a thought. Tell me your thoughts.