I mentioned 'explorers' because explorers would want to be out in space and an example of a contrast to people who didn't want to be there.
As for hiding contempt? Again, it's not just Lambert. Parker pushes Dallas patience. Ripley doesn't hide her disdain at having to work with Parker and Brett on several occasions. Parker rather childishly asks Ash to get out of his seat, then theatrically wipes it clean.
Kane wasn't antagonistic towards anyone. One weary line to tell her to quit griping, doesn't spell antagonism; just mild irritation.
Hey SM. Gotcha. Sorry for the misunderstanding. However, I don't believe Kane to be as innocent as people make him out to be. He was the crew member we saw the least amount of. I agree, he was quiet, reserved, laid back, from what we saw. Like I said, he was the most good-natured of the crew, but certainly had his share of irritation towards the others.
When pushed, she can be just as aggressive as Parker. She openly questioned Ripley’s sanity when hearing her proposal to continue with Dallas’s plan. Her earlier, violent assault on Ripley and shutting down Ash are extreme examples. Definitely a high-strung individual.High strung, yes, strong, no. Her questioning of Ripley is the start of her breaking down and crying, it's not exactly assertive.
Once again, SiL, I agree. I'm about to kick back and watch Alien again to spot the exact moment when she just gave the fvck up and shut down. I'm thinking it was Brett's death, coupled with the accelerated rate of the creature's growth, and it's saveragy that had a pronounced effect on her.