Would like your input on characters with mental disorders. I'm almost nearly done with my first draft of my book, and my friend did a read on it. He enjoyed it, pointed out my MC is unpredictable having a personality or borderline disorder? I didn't recognize it until I started briefly reading the parts he showed me. How can you recognize a character having such a disorder in a book? Told me I should continue making his personality even more unbalanced. Would like your opion on MC having mental disorders. It's a sci-fi base, adventure, futuristic war, political turmoil, and etc. I put my MC in tight situations of almost life, and death even questioning if it's morally right thing to do. Thing is majority of book involves of war, and breaking down of my MC mentally/physically. My friend pointed out my MC sways emotionally from extreme uncontrollable moments of depression to anger, being very compassionate of humanity to wanting to destroying life. Having a dark twisted sense of humor fighting off his inner daemons. It's just my MC constantly wanting to find his quest who he is or what his purpose in life or who he is/ wanting a death wish. Even putting himself in life threatening situations to just seek a simple thrill out of it. I even have some parts of the book that he's has hallucinations and delusions, talking to imaginary people in moments of solitude that are his loved ones or friends of the past. Just want your thoughts on this. There is a purpose for the MC that drives him for the main plot but personally I don't think it's good enough, and it is politically. I don't know if I'm playing with fire here. I don't want the readers to be turning against MC for what he becomes in the end. There is so many cases that the protagonist is always the good guy, and it's almost like it's always a happy ending. In a way I'm sick of it. In life we experience moments that reality of how we wanted or visioned it to be being far opposite of the truth. It's never always a happy ending, but a constant motion of conflict. Thing is my MC is ambitious, but fearing death, and the path he chooses much more of the dark side that he personally believes for the greater good. In the end, I do have the MC achieve what he fights for but at a great cost that is his moral character; consuming the remaining the humanity in him.