"As the episodes go on, she actually begins to use it, not in a manipulative way, but to connect to her friends or her enemies and try and make peace with all of them. It's nice to see that change in her and that she actually does have a heart instead of just being a complaining teenager."
She also says dad Jim is the only one who uses his powers to fight crime. Everyone else is just trying to use their powers to make everyday living "a little bit better, a little bit sweeter." [TV Guide]