Warning - Long post!!
I'm in my second semester. I thought I was friends with this girl I sit next to, we hang out after class to study and get tutoring from second year students. She always seemed kinda witchy, griped alot - very pessimistic. This semester she has really gotten worse, bad mouths everyone and after her actions in the past week, I feel she is out to get me. I can be pessimistic too - although I pride myself on being courteous and professional and keep my opinions to myself. I'm currently top 3 in my class, and well - she isn't as academically prepared or devoted as I am. I do not care what grades others get, but I find she asks me and others grades ect. every time after any graded assignment/exam/quiz and smirks if she does better (not often for me). Today, she tried to get me to bad-mouth a specific teacher (twice in one day) whom I have taken up for on several occasions but many people hate due to her missing so much class time due to her child being sick. She actually said: Well, I don't understand anything TeacherXYZ has been doing in X class, she hasn't really taught us anything has she, what do you think NAME? My reply BOTH times were: Well, I have been struggling in that class (Thinking everyone else has too), and I will probably get some help on it today. (trying to suggest the material is a little hard) She asked me the same question twice in front of 2/4 of our instructors, which I found very odd... She has also been hanging around some of last years 2yr graduates, and I think they're been giving her pointers (and test Q's/answers). I never get a spare minute alone in the class without her there, and when I stay for tutoring, she'll say she has to leave at X time, but stays as late as I do. She's one of those people who will confront me and will talk crap behind my back if I disconnect, b/c she's a bully and will probably hold a grudge for a long time. She also lies a lot about stuff that happens, she tattles on ppl, and acts like it's not her when people start hating on her she starts talking smack about it & them - pointing fingers. I have to deal with this person for the next 1.5 years. Teachers won't do much, they'd rather us deal with it on our own.
I want to distance myself starting tomorrows class - but I'm not sure how to do it w/o her confronting me b/c she's a "mean girl". I have anxiety disorder, so this is really hard for me to deal. Help???