Broken Pedestal: Her reaction to George giving her happiness less importance than he gives to Eden, and to him sending her with him in Chatswin. She had one with her mother and her mother's family too, ever since she is born. This worsens when she is deprived of Dallas, her new found mother figure...
Brutal Honesty: When she doesn't think it will be hurtful, she does this. She increasingly begins to use Tactful Translation as everyone's vulnerability in Chatswin begins to show, because she realizes Chatswin's inhabitants are not quite the superficial heartless bastards she though they were.
Cool Loser: Somewhat Justified in that she's like this because she doesn't want anything to do with most of the people in Chatswin.
Generation Xerox: She may take the sarcasm from her grandmother or from her mother. Her physical resemblance with the first is mentioned by George. The resemblance with her grandmother is proved via a very similar looking actress, who snarks as much as Jane Levy.
Sugar and Ice Personality: It is jarring how kind she can be to some people, while she remains mostly unaffected by everyone else's lives in Chastwin at the beginning. She is mostly harbouring behaviors of a tsundere, though.
Tsundere: Subverted. She would look like a very quiet and civil Type A, except that she doesn't try to seem angry, nor cares enough to be angry most of the time.
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist : Zig-zagged, and ultimately averted. She begins as a snarky teenager with a huge superiority complex who bashes people who provoke her or try to change her, but then reveals to be morally upright and a Blithe Spirit (helping Mr Wolfe in coming out). Then, she takes Dalia's would-be-boyfriend as her boyfriend, but tries to tell her before and is quite honorable about it until The Rival is enraged and grows more insulting, and she starts showing off before the poor Dalia. Then, she apologizes, and acknowledges that Dalia is having a hard time, answers kindly to her declaration of Roaring Rampage of Revenge and bonds more with Dallas and helps Dalia. Then, she dumps Scott because he is suffering PTSD. Though it was a rather funny, benign and insulting form of it. Then, she helps Dalia and behaves well... until she rejects her new stepmother rather abruptly. But it was because her father let her become her mother figure without her consent because he likes her, estranging her from the new mother figure, who symbolizes everything he wanted her to accept in the first place.
Catch Phrase: "I am a full grown woman, George ! FULL GROWN !". It is even reprised by George.
The Cutie: She is an adorable mom who wants the best for her daughter and everyone else. She is also warm and generally innocent.
Doting Parent: Upto Eleven... Basically, everything is an excuse to give her daughter the self-esteem and appreciation she deserves.
And then, it gets subverted with a hard Why Are You Not My Son? speech to Tessa in front of Dalia. And then she gives a gentler I wish my daughter would be a bit more like her compliment to Tessa in front of Dalia.
Hidden Depths: You thought that she would put up with being cheated on for the money and would let her daughter get things that she thinks are not good ? Youwerekindawrong.
Idiot Savant/Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Can talk with her dog, take care of a store, being very aware of etiquette, and manage very well in life, but can't get that A) She doesn't need surgery to be beautiful B) She needs more true friends, like George and Tessa C) Dalia is Dangerous with a capital D for people whom she doesn't like.
Parental Obliviousness: As pointed out in Idiot Savant at first, untill she gets awareness of some of her daughter's bad points, at which point she goes from one extreme to another, judging Dallas hardly.
Ms Imagination: Strangely, as she sounded very conformist and socially tuned at first. She goes into two inner Indulgent Fantasy Segue, and has a very personal vision of the world, eventually asking to adopt a pet kangaroo and accepting others's extravagance as long as she likes it.
Psychologist Teacher: Apparently, he was right about Ryan Shay being more worthy than he looked like, but it gets subverted most of the time, because he lets the High School become very dysfunctionnal, because he honestly believes that implicated students like Dalia are always right and well-meaning. When it comes to Dalia's enemies, she is not well-meaning.
Team Dad: Attempts to be this for Tessa and Dalia, and sometimes succeeds.