I am trying to get my social circle back and so far I've made about two friends, both male. My Mum said to me I should try and make a few girl - friends, but looking over the female friends I've had in the past I really don't want to. I have never really gotten along with girls (usually because of my own jealousy and insecurities) and I grew up with brothers anyway, so I feel more at ease in male company. Every time I have had a female friend she has (ever so subtly and sometimes not so subtly) shown me her bitchy, competitive side even if she doesn't mean to, it just comes out. And I suppose I notice it more because I haven't grown up with women, other than my mother who has 3 older sisters and definitely fits the mould of what I am talking about. Why do women always feel the need to compete and one up other women? I'm not saying I am any different - I am no exception, and I suppose it gets to me because I don't want to compete (honestly, it's probably because for the most part I feel like I can't, even though there are some instances where I may be able to, I wouldn't even want to). Why are women like this? Will someone explain this to me!