Playing With: Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond
: A character freaks out because someone doesn't like them.
- Straight: When the well-regarded Alice discovers that Bob dislikes her, she goes crazy trying to figure out why.
- Exaggerated: Alice is almost universally-beloved; however, when she finds out that Bob once said something bad about her, she has a mental breakdown.
- Downplayed: When Alice discovers that Bob doesn't like her, she is confused.
- Justified: Alice doesn't like when people dislike her; she tries to please people.
- Inverted: Alice is the biggest Jerkass imaginable. When she learns that Bob respects her and values her friendship, she wonders why. (Somebody Doesn't Hate Chris?)
- Bob was in a bad mood when he said he didn't like her.
- When Alice learns that Bob dislikes her, she shrugs it off.
- Double Subverted:
- Bob got better. He still doesn't like her.
- ...Until her friends walk away, when she starts obsessing over the fact that someone doesn't like her.
- Zig Zagged: Bob is sometimes rude to Alice and sometimes nice to her. Alice alternates between obsessing over his dislike and not caring.
- Averted: When Alice learns that Bob dislikes her, she doesn't care.
- Enforced: "We can't make Alice too perfect, or she won't be relatable. Why not have one character who doesn't like her?"
- Lampshaded: "How could anyone hate me?"
- Invoked: Bob wants Alice to pay him some attention, but everyone fawns over her so it's hard to stand out. He decides to pretend to dislike her, hoping this trope will come into effect.
- Exploited: Bob genuinely dislikes Alice, but when he takes note of her desperation to please him he doesn't mind getting a few favors out of her while it lasts.
- Defied: "He doesn't like me? ...what, you think I'm going to obsess over that? I have plenty of friends."
- Discussed: "Wow, everyone loves Alice, don't they?" "Ah, somewhere there's got to be someone who hates her guts, and when she finds out it's all gonna kick off..."
- Conversed: "Huh, you'd think Alice would take that in stride."
- Implied: Bob is the only one among Loads and Loads of Characters who doesn't regularly talk to Alice.
- Deconstructed: Alice's obsession with pleasing people who dislike her takes a toll when she focuses so much on Bob that she starts to ignore the people who already liked her. This causes her to lose all of her friends.
- Reconstructed: After a while, Alice realizes that she can't please everyone and stops trying to make Bob happy.
- Played For Laughs: Everyone hates Alice, but she takes the news that Bob dislikes her as a personal assault.
- Played For Drama: Alice has a crippling personality disorder that won't allow her to accept the fact that people might not like her. Therefore, when she learns that Bob isn't fond of her, it tears her up inside.
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