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I would encourage you to examine your feelings for him a little more deeply. For instance, are you "mean" to him because you are frustrated with him not doing anything as you say? Do you want him to express his deeper feelings for you and be more than a nice tolerant friend? Could you find a way to talk with him about your feelings, making clear that you have enjoyed the friendship but are confused sometimes about your behavior? This might be good to talk over with a trusted adult or friend. At your age, many young people are just trying to understand how to have a relationship with the opposite sex, so I do not think your feelings are unusual or that you are a "bad person."
Joyce Brothers Kart , MFT