My theme for A-Z is What I Learned About Writing from Watching TV aka Justifying my TV Habit.
MCs don’t have to be perfect human beings. House is the main character in, well, House, and he is not perfect. Far from it. He’s arrogant, rude, dislikeable at times. He treats people badly. He is also funny, often right, and saves people. He’s interesting and holds our interest.
I think in a novel we have to be careful not to write an MC who is so dislikeable we can’t stand being in their head for 300 pages. But it doesn’t mean they have to be perfect.
Quote: "And humility is an important quality. Especially if you're wrong a lot.... Of course, when you're right, self-doubt doesn't help anybody, does it?"