This very strange thread may belong in CS. If so, my apologies in advance!
I know somebody who:
–Is most comfortable when others are failing him/her, indeed, even gets somewhat pissed off when others succeed the tasks he or she sets out for them.
–Is quite gracious and kind to “outgroup” people–sincerely, not just as a matter of show–but is quite a bit less so to “ingroup” people.
These two traits somehow seem connected to me, at least in this person’s case, though I haven’t put my finger on why.
My question is: Can anyone think of characters from literature or film who have these two characteristics?