Is it possible to make characters who are neurotic, who have low agreeableness, low conscientiousness, low extraversion likeable?

I thought the only way to do this is to find something that the reader can relate to or find endearing, but for instance having a good sense of humour or having a soft spot for animals wouldn't work, because it would be inconsistent with their character. I don't think there's a lot of things these types of character share with the general public.

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    why do you want your characters to have those characteristics? What's the point? And, given you intend to have such a character, why do you want the reader to like them? I like almost no-one in either season of White Lotus but the stories are nonetheless compelling. Expand your question somewhat to show what problem you're actually trying to solve. Mar 19, 2023 at 15:19
  • Some people can get attached to others quite easily in a way that says to me "getting attached to someone for no reason". It happens to me all the time, but I say that yes, that person can be likeable. Apr 11, 2023 at 13:22
  • Your criteria described Homer Simpson if he was an introvert.
    – Paul Lewis
    Dec 10, 2023 at 6:55


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