I am very curious on this one. Please share your thoughts. When you read about a character that holds work or career over their own family, how do you perceive that character? Do you think they are selfish or not loving? There is one particular character in my story that is very obsessed with her career, her own business. She built it from the ground up, it's literally her life. She does have family members (mother, father, cousins, uncles, aunts, etc.) but not married and no kids (those two things will never happen for her because they would get in the way of her business). She absolutely loves her family with all her heart but she is a very career-oriented gal. She does have a heart but she does treat her career more important if you get what I am saying. It's not like she doesn't care for her family or doesn't want to spend time with them. None of that. When I write this character, I hope readers find her likable and I hope they don't perceive her as selfish or disrespectful. She is a very hardworking gal that doesn't care for recognition or attention. She doesn't need to rely on others to get to where she wants to be. She may be a bit of an oddball, but she likes being single and doing her own thing, flying solo. Given that her life is consumed in her work, she doesn't have time for a romantic relationship and she doesn't want to start one at all. She has lots of friends and family that love her and respect her for her whole career-oriented thing. She suffers from a lot of headaches and migraines from all of it, she is a very strong character. She takes care of herself first, protects her body at all costs (kinda strange to say but I think most of you know what I mean by that) before others. She lives an extremely stressful lifestyle and it takes a lot of her energy and strength (and even health) to soldier through it. What I want to know is...given how I described this character above....what do you think of her? Would you respect her, appreciate her the way I present her? My character is very passionate about her career/work and it will show in the writing. I hope my audience is inspired by her go-getter mentality and how much she invests in her own career and her strong belief in herself. Thoughts would be appreciated. Just want to know I am portraying her in a likable way.