Why do seemingly normal people turn out into absolute bitches when confronted with a member of the same sex who they consider a threat?
Well guess it is a Million Dollar question which no one has found the answer to yet? And I doubt they will do so in the future.
But I faced a situation the other day where two ladies who I work with pretty closely fought like absolute cats. Even though this fight was a nonphysical one – it was done via email – one could sense the viciousness and hatred emanating from this exchange. And when probed it seems the main cause of it is due to jealousy. Each person is jealous of the other and the worst part is I am stuck between the two trying to balance everything. Trust me this is no easy task. It was started by the office bully S who over reacted to a simple email by K and then boy didn't the fireworks start to flow. But in the end it was K who I felt sorry for because she did not realize that S was manipulating her to react in that manner.
What they say about hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is absolutely true.