How can you make an unlikeable character fun to read? Annoying, frustrating, and unlikeable people are certainly all around us, and it's no fun to spend time with them. I find, though, that I don't enjoy reading about those people either. I'm working on a story right now in which the protagonist has to face a whiny, complaining person on a daily basis. I want the story to be serious, so I can't really soften the relationship with comedy like I usually would. Any suggestions?