No woman likes to be called “catty.” But most of us can’t deny the times when our competitive feelings have slipped out by way of a sarcastic dig or a cutting comment. Just think of all those little statements we unleash, only to instantly (at least somewhat) regret it. That whisper to a friend about a co-worker’s inappropriate work attire: “Wow, someone’s skirt is riding high today.” The remark we made about the new girlfriend of someone we’ve had a crush on: “That girl is a tease. Just wait until she breaks his heart.” Whether coming out as a harsh one-time comment about a stranger or a full-on rant about a lifelong friend, cattiness often has a way of rearing its ugly head on occasions when we are afraid to expose our real competitive feelings.