Introduction:As a teen, I had one burning desire, to grow up and be a bad girl. My role model was Veronica Lodge in the "Archie" comic books. Call it destiny or Karma, I was then and am now the typical good girl, a la Betty Cooper. Years later, when Archie proposed to bad girl Veronica, every Betty in America was infuriated and wondered what makes a bad girl so appealing. I hope whichever traits describe you, a word or phrase will help you reach a personal epiphany, after you compare typical traits of bad girls vs. good girls.
Veronica's sip champagne from crystal flutes, confident they deserve the best. Bad girls wear black leather, flaunt bare midriffs to show off pierced belly buttons and strut their stuff like hot bitches.
Betty's drink International Cafe from cracked white mugs. Good girls wear gray sweat pants, faded cotton tee shirts and are the first recruited to stand in food serving lines at parties.
Veronica's are impeccably groomed, are dark skinned from tanning salons, have exotic eyes and faux eyelashes. Bad girls are difficult and refuse any task that might endanger breaking a long, hussy-red fingernail.
Betty's are clean and wholesome in appearance, like a sepia portrait of the girl-next-door. Good girls are sweet, easy going and bite their naked fingernails when attacked with nerves.
Veronica's wear big bold sunglasses while browsing at Neiman's, sport four genuine diamonds in each earlobe and when they leave a room a sensuous smell lingers.
Betty's smell like a combination of vanilla and half-price shampoo purchased from the corner drugstore. Their eyes are hidden behind gold rimmed bifocals and they buy fake gold jewelry from Target.
Veronica's want what they want and no matter who they must trample on - they get it. Bad girls make monkey-sex on silk sheets for personal pleasure. They marry for money, not for love and when it's over, slither from the divorce court with a penthouse in Paris and a numbered bank account in Switzerland.
Betty's make the best with what they have. Good girls hold out for marriage and 2.5 children before consenting to give "it" away. They marry for forever and in the event their husband should leave them for a younger Veronica-type, they'll end up with four kids squashed in a two bedroom apartment.
What can Veronica's learn from Betty's? Bad girls could reach down and find a little more empathy and a little less selfishness. Instead of attracting throwaway people, they could volunteer to serve soup to the homeless.
What can Betty's learn from Veronica's? Good girls could get in touch with their inner-bitch and say "No" occasionally. They could schedule romantic getaways with their husband, instead of scrubbing the toilet with a toothbrush.
After reading traits of Bad Girl Veronica's vs. Good Girl Betty's: Did Archie marry the wrong woman? Was your role model Betty Cooper or Veronica Lodge? How do you identify in your current life - are you a good girl or bad girl?
My son once remarked I was too "nice". Well, truth is, while I never had the courage to become the bad girl of my teenage dreams, I'm married to a good guy. And, do you know what? It's worth it!
I love this comic it still comes on tv every night on qubo...the reason I'm still awake ;)
Great list! I found my inner bitch and am now proudly a Betty with an attitude.
Hey, most of us are both, right?
Great 5's list!
Great list about bad girl and good girls. High 5!
Great list for the Veronicas and Bettys of the world.
This reminds of the time I caught my wife reading a book called "Why Men Love Bitches." Apparently, there's something about the bad girl that attracts men.....but not me. I much rather preferred the one wearing glasses like Rocky's wife.
What a great list. I was a bad girl who always, only wanted to be good. (The non nurtured child acting like she didn't care, falling into the wrong crowd, etc.) Alas, it worked out. I'm a good girl now, but I sympathize with the bad girls out there ... it's not always choice that makes them such .... H5!
I love your final thoughts. H5 list. Great job.
Interesting bad girl good girl list.
select one here...