My question is kind of hard to explain, but I'll try. I'm trying to write a series of mystery/suspense stories where the protagonist is this very introverted character. Kind of like Monk from the TV series and book series, except he's not obsessive compulsive but just shy. Throughout the series he's going to struggle with his own problems while he's trying to solve the mystery. Maybe he has some trust issues, or he doesn't believe in himself or whatever the story might be. And to illustrate the point further, I draw a lot of my inspiration for this series from the TV show "House MD", except Dr. House is MUCH more of a direct person when dealing with his problems, while my character isn't. That's kind of the problem. My character is this shy, anti-social person, so I couldn't have him argue with other characters in the story because someone that is shy and anti-social wouldn't turn around and have this dramatic "soap opera" argument. So my question is... do I just have to change the character's personality to make it work? Or perhaps change the type of conflict so that it's not aired out "soap opera" style. I hope you guys understand what I'm asking here.