Post by oldhickory on Nov 13, 2018 13:48:30 GMT -5
What an interesting question! I'm not sure who to vote for.
I think Kristy is self-centered in the way that she asks so much of the other girls. She expects them to meet her standards without much flexibility and she doesn't take the time to be diplomatic. I also just read Live from WSTO a few weeks ago and she's totally selfish there (continually trying to use Claudia's airtime to promote the BSC, auditioning with a several-minute long act, taking over the Oogly beast story without Mallory's permission, etc.), but it's tough to figure out whether those moments are because of her nature or because that's what it takes to run a business.
I think Stacey can be self-centered too. It's a lot more obvious in the books where she's feuding with the BSC, but there are a lot of comments peppered throughout the series about how she knows she's one of the coolest dressers and one of the most sophisticated students at SMS, and how some of the other sitters are babyish. I'm also thinking of the way she treated Mary Anne at Sea City. She left MA to take care of all the kids over and over, first with Scott, then by taking Mary Anne's night off, and then later again in the series when she started lying again to spend more time with Robert. I do think her decision to leave the club and spend more time on her own interests was totally reasonable. But she was self-centered in her approach in lots of ways.
Mallory and Jessi are the opposite of self-centered, and I feel like they both give more than take, but all the other sitters have their moments.
I think Dawn and Claudia are the most so and nearly tied, much, much more than the others, I'm not sure but I think I would go with Dawn. They're both pretty demanding of their siblings and friends & often outraged about minor incidents (turn them into feuds) but Claudia still seems relatively more appreciative of them and willing or ready to help or support them (and also to give and accept apologies).
Stacey occasionally gets selfish but pretty few times (I think maybe just 8, 34, 76 and 83), she generally cares and contributes a lot to the group and rolls with problems that come up.
I personally feel like Dawn is the most self centered because of how she always makes a big deal of eating healthy and about living in California. She will also not think at times before she does some things.