"Honestly, I identify the most with Buffy. Not because I can crush
things with my hands, or I am super-strong. But because, like Buffy, my
love life was a mess for years and years, and I just couldn't get it
together. So I'm constantly identifying with her." (season 6 interview
when asked which character she most identifies with.)
Her scripts for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tend to be metaphors for real-life issues.