So this character I'm working on she's like a dominatrix themed assassin her skills involve breaking people and this ranges from getting info to just making them her minions, killing highly difficult targets, and infiltration. She's very insecure about because these skills are all she knows and she was forced to learn them as a child. She wants to be normal but she has a hard time being normal due to various traumas and her PTSD. She starts out as an antagonist and becomes a love interest. She does what she does because she feels it's all she can do. She really has a low opinion of herself despite being a badass. She didn't become what she is by choice and that really plays into her head. She has someone she cares about and hides her dark side from now here's the thing I don't know how I can get her to turn over a new leaf because in her mind there is know legitimate job she could work and she.has tried but nothing legit ever works out for.her and despite repeated attempts nothing really works out for her. Another question I have is I'm not sure how a therapist would approach her in a session because she's emotionally closed off and for her being vulnerable is a scary thing because emotionally and physically she's been batted around to the point she's not easy to really connect to. I'm worried she might be too mean because she's very blunt and doesn't show much empathy. For example she decides to go to a support group and when she hears this woman talk about an abusive husband and how much she fears for her kid's safety(the same woman has voiced the same concern repeatedly but does nothing but keep talking about how afraid she is) so she responds with "Your a fucking coward stop crying to a bunch of strangers and do something about it. I mean really what the fuck, is crying going to do it's not going to change what happenedand the fact that you don't do anything only proves your husband is right that you are spineless."