A good friend of mine has started dating a fairly nice 23 year old girl recently. The rest of our circle of friends are stuck trying to figure out how to understand and deal with her.
She talks in a high pitched voice, and often speaks with baby talk and acts child like. An example would be her coming up to me at some point and saying “and what would The Davey like?” at times she acts in other childish ways, such as when my friend brushed off something she said one time she started getting upset, stating “I just wanted to do x but now Friend is upset with me” over something very trivial where he wasn’t even upset. Some of these reactions seem like she simply can’t handle simple problems properly.
I am doing a terrible job explaining this, my apologies.
What I do know is that she has some mental health issues. She visits the hospital semi regularly for panic attacks and I am sure much more.
All but one person in our group find her grating, and the one who doesn’t likely feels this way out of pity. I personally see her acting this way to come across as small or non-intimidating. She seems to be manipulative, using baby talk and child like actions to get her wants. Unrelated to that, she wants to be an expert in everything that comes up, claiming to be very smart. This combination of things has made our whole group not want to deal with her, so I am looking to find a way to approach her about our thoughts.
I honestly see her as somebody who would threaten suicide if my friend broke up with her. Does anybody here care to share insight into this kind of personality? I apologize for any errors and/or lack of information, this was written on my phone.