arrogant characters refusing to admit they care about people
arrogant characters not realizing they care about people
arrogant characters realizing they care about someone after something terrible happens to them
I know I’m “myself” on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr - as in, I’m not faking anything - but as soon as something goes wrong and my life becomes troubled, I feel pressure to project my life so it appears as if nothing goes wrong and the main character lives an untroubled life who will occasionally mention an interesting thing that’s happened to her; a part-time actor, basically, because expressing negative emotions has always been met with backlash in my experience—the price of mentioning anything becomes too high. The same as in “real life” and going out in the world, I suppose. You just have to keep it all to yourself. That’s a sort of difficult thing.