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Whatever happened to being a good girl? With all the catfights on reality TV shows, and high-profile female feuds, some are wondering if bad behavior is becoming the new normal.

Sometimes it seems like the cool girls are the mean girls, just like in the movie "Mean Girls." No matter how rich, powerful, famous, beautiful and talented women are, somehow it seems like it's easy to get dragged into a catty war of words, like superstar singers Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Their drama plays out before millions on "American Idol" and on social media.

If you're in the limelight, like one NBA cheerleader for the Oklahoma City Thunder, your weight can spark endless threads on blogs about whether you're too fat -- even if you're not.

Regular, everyday girls and women aren't spared the comparisons and criticism, either, over everything from pricey clothes and accessories to attention from men. It's a version of "who wore it best" all the time. And they say getting the cold shoulder from other women at work or at parties is a common experience, especially if you're pretty.

Experts say the natural competitiveness between women is fueled by shows where females have to compete for the same man and by a society where what's on the outside is prioritized over what's on the inside.

But Dr. Jeff Gardere says there is a healthy way to deal with it all: many women say they survive the shark tank social atmosphere by surrounding themselves with a few good girlfriends who instead of stabbing them in the back will have their backs no matter  what.

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