I am currently writing a teen fiction book set in high school. I have a 'mean girl' type character and I'm struggling for ideas on how I can have her be presented as a 'mean girl' 'queen bee' type character without using overly used actions like walking into people or just being mean to the less popular people. I have thought of the idea of her being a character the audience can sympathise with. She wears a mask (make-up) to hide her real emotions and is mean to other students because it is a way of coping with all of her own issues. I want her to have a redemption arc as the main character sees the other side of her which she hides and helps her to deal with it all. I'm still near the beginning of the book and have yet to show the audience that she is the mean girl character but I don't want to use overly used actions to show this. Any ideas?