SHODAN’s spiritual successor isn’t any kinder than her predecessor, she's just a little better at acting as if her actions are in your best interest. Meanwhile, she’s actually insulting you.
Put it this way: have you ever dated an Asian girl? If so, then you’ve experienced her mother (if you were deemed worthy). You’ll also recall that you were barraged by a relentless bomb-raid of backhanded comments and jabs from the moment you walked in the door. “Oh, you must be very smart. Community college is the best option for many people who don’t think Ivy League schools are worth the time and money.” That’s basically GlaDOS, and she gets even worse in Portal 2.