I noticed that there are two women characters in my story that at different points in the story depict depressing scenarios. In one, the girl is a teenager and her mother died recently. She cries. Seems reasonable. In the other, the woman is strong a strong willed business executive and she's only thinking about crying over a situation. I have no desire to depict this woman as a weepy flower. Would it still seem out of character for her to even be thinking about crying? Here's the passage as written. ***************** For the first time, Chandraleksha really understood why so many people refused to accept what was happening around them. She had never been one to cry. If she hadn’t been in her office, she might actually start. The whole thing was so damn depressing.