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Being brushed aside.
Not being the smartest person in the room.
Being told her job isn't important.
Emotions. They're a pain.
Vivian likes things done a certain way, and within a certain amount of time. She holds herself to ridiculous standards, and a lot of the time, she holds other people to these very same standards. From an early age she's believed she has something to prove to the world, and deems that she can prove her self-worth in the form of her work ethic. As such, she's a bit of a workaholic, and spends a good deal of overtime at work even when it isn't strictly necessary. She enjoys meeting her deadlines, or being able to get things done before hand. It saves her time for when she has to look over her work, or when she's forced to go back in and change things.
Due to her impatient nature, Vivian tends to use sarcasm as a defense against the stupid. Or just in general to amuse herself. She has a quick mind, and faster tongue. Most of the time her sarcasm isn't meant to intentionally hurt anyone, but rather to point something seemingly obvious out, to crack her own jokes, or to keep herself amused while she would otherwise be bored. She likes to joke with other people who are sarcastic.
That being said, Vivian tends to be fairly blunt whenever she speaks. She doesn't often see the need to beat around the bush when she wants something, or wants to know something. She usually doesn't have the patience to play games with people, but is not against it. She just finds it tedious since, in her mind, she usually ends up getting what she wants anyways. She's forthright about what she's feeling, at least when it comes to anger. She also tends to voice, to a degree, what she's thinking about. Simply put, occasionally, she lacks a filter.
As much as Vivian would like to pretend to care only about herself, that is simply not the case. The young woman is a very caring individual, even if it sometimes takes her a long time to care about other people. That being said, the woman does have a soft spot in her heart for people who are suffering. This doesn't make her gullible at all, but she does end up sticking her nose in the personal affairs of others because of this trait. She "knows best" and is eager to share her opinion and why she feels this way.
Vivian was born into a nuclear family, twenty-two years ago, in Los Angeles, California. She was her parent's second child, born two years after her older brother Benjamin. Her father was a doctor, and her mother was a professor at one of the local universities. Vivian's childhood was spent playing with her brother within the halls of their home, and as they got older, their back yard as well. Vivian was different from Benjamin early on, and it was very clear to see that she took after her mother. She enjoyed remaining inside, curled up with a book full of colorful pictures in her hands. Her brother on the other hand, enjoyed running around the back yard with the sun warm on his skin. Vivian helped their mother cook, while Ben insisted upon making a mess. The only thing they seemed to agree upon were the elaborate fantasy games they played.
Eventually, Ben went off to school, leaving her alone with her mother. At first, Vivian missed Ben's company, but eventually grew used to the new schedule. She liked having her mother to herself. For once, the attention was solely upon her. Of course, Vivian joined Ben in school two years later. It wasn't a particularly eventful time in her life. She was a shy girl, hesitant to join in with her peers, skittish at times. She'd never really interacted with anyone else her own age besides Ben. It was a whole new world for the girl. Eventually she grew used to it, like anything else, but she was not fond of it.
High school was a stressful time for the girl, her shy nature, hormones, and the crowded hallways were almost too much. The friends she made in middle school seemed to drift away from her, slipping right through her fingers. It was her fault, she knew. She withdrew because she didn't know what to say, was jealous of their ability to talk to people. To relate to someone else. It wasn't that she was incapable of doing it. She just didn't want to. Meeting people was awkward, and Vivian had never wanted new friends. She wanted to keep her old ones, but she couldn't even do that. Ben was a junior the year she was a freshman, and had helped her out as best as he could. She was incredibly jealous of Ben from that point on. In her mind he had everything. He got good grades, had an abundance of friends, played on the football team, and had a girlfriend. She was alone.
During that time period, Vivian began to fight a lot with your mother. She was always nagging her about something, and it only added unnecessary stress when she didn't need it. The air was somewhat hostile between them. Her mother was a controlling individual, and unfortunately Vivian took after her. Their likeness caused a clash, and it only made her feel more and more alienated at home to see her brother getting along with both of their parents so easily. His senior year was worse. Everything was about him, and she was pushed into the background. As much as she had grown to hate her brother, she also needed him. Without him at school with her, she would have nothing. Her friends had diminished even further as she continued to withdraw into herself. It didn't stop him from graduating and going off to college as a pre-med student.
The rest of her high school career was spent trying to viciously prove herself academically. It led to her graduating, and attending the top college in the country for computer science. It was during college that Vivian decided that she needed to behave properly. She didn't want to spend four years of college friendless. Instead the young woman chose to fake it, developing a layer of false bravado. It kept her real self separate from the world, and allowed her to excel. Sometimes she forgot it was just all fake, and she felt as confident as she acted. She made friends. She did normal things. It was a mixed bag. Exiting and boring all at once. But she loved it.
But all good things came to an end.
She had begun networking even before her graduation date occurred, and because she was graduating with honors, she managed to land a job within the government. From there she worked her way up, mostly due to her perfect work and attendance record to where she now works at the FBI HQ in southern California.