Maxine is middle aged, with long red hair, and brown skin. She is pretty and is often in yellow.
Maxine can be considered controlling, but also Utilitarian. She seems to treat people based on how useful they are to her. She likes to have some form of control in all her relationships, for example, she controls her controlling husband with threats of Divorce, which given her evidence of his numerous infidelities, means she can leave him for broke.
However with Jean, it has become a case that she is desperate to gain her daughter's approval, something she is not even aware of.