Dory is a fast little girl; she's always on the run. She runs from everyone she meets, all her mothers (rude) critiques, all the men who look her way, and very pivotal parties. She's very well aware of this (she's very observant), but she just doesn't seem to care. Fortunately, she understands what's important and what is expected of her, so she is sure to fulfill most of her responsibilities. Dory has never been outstanding in anything she's ever done, only satisfactory, and she's okay with that because she knows that nothing ever matters, that everyone will forget and everyone will move on.