First of all, I like your screen name
I decided if I was to make up a name of which characters I resembled I would be Olivjastacity
I liked Felicity even when I didn't like her if that makes sense. She always felt like a real person. Once we see her vulnerabilities and weaknesses I think we are able to forgive her when she makes mistakes, hurts people and then genuinely apologizes. Her character changes in a very believable way, in stages over several years. High Society is the most dramatic one of the times she really messes up because of vanity/pride/insecurity. When the show started I was 12 and I had a very hard time in jr high/middle school with mean girls. Felicity is definitely a mean girl at times, but we really get a sense for why so many girls hurt one another in adolescence through her character. I think it actually made me feel better to see her struggle and begin to understand the mind of these girls. She has an extremely fragile ego, she seems so confident but really she is very insecure. In High Society she is very transparent, her facade totally comes down because she gets caught saying/doing something she regrets so much. Fortunately she really does feel very badly for what she does and appreciates her friends and family more afterward. It is a little hard to watch her hurt Gus and her parents but her remorse is very sincere. I liked that it showed just how nasty girls at those kinds of schools are, how they are pushed to be catty and mean in competition against each other, and how easy it was to get caught up in that world. I liked that Sara understood all that from experiencing it and could explain to Janet, Alec and Gus why Felicity said those things she didn't mean.