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This Is Blair's Best And Worst Trait On Gossip Girl

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From 2007 to 2012, The CW's Gossip Girl dominated the television industry for its juicy storylines, gorgeous cast, and the ultimate mystery: who is Gossip Girl? Every week, viewers would get the chance to see into the lives of Upper East Side's most privileged teens, and now they can binge-watch every season on HBO Max. The main cast was made up of blonde bombshell Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), book-smart Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), handsome Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), bad boy Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and of course, the Queen Bee herself, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester). Depending on the episode, each main character had likable traits about them, but on the flip side, they had some moments where they could be extremely unlikable.

When it comes to Blair, it's hard to see past her cunning ways and plots against whoever was her target that week, and throughout the series, her best and worst traits went hand-in-hand.

Blair is stylish but overly competitive

One of the best things about Blair in Gossip Girl was her eye for fashion. She learned it from her mother Eleanor, who is a successful fashion designer. Sure, Serena could give her a run for her money, literally, but when it comes to the classy "Audrey Hepburn" vibe, Blair had it down. She was known for her colorful, and at times large, headbands, which became a huge statement piece for her throughout the series. Wherever Blair went, she made a scene, and a statement, which seems to be her most treasured, best trait on the show.

On the other hand, with Blair's need for attention came her jealousy and competitiveness. Even her best friend Serena wasn't safe, and they often ended up fighting and not speaking for several episodes. Blair knew she was the most popular and feared girl at Constance Billard School for Girls, a status which often went to her head. Overall, Blair's overly competitive nature cost her friendships and relationships that she could've saved if she'd been able to get over her need to be the best at all times.