Advice on making a character more likeable:
They are kind when it counts. Not always, and maybe not mostly, but when it is important, the hero will do something kind. If nothing else he will adopt a dog, a common fictional device to salvage otherwise irredeemable heroes, which is called the Adopt A Dog Technique.
(Maybe that's what I need for my new manuscript-to-be. The ole' Adopt a Dog Technique...)
From a template to Write Your Novel:
If you're contemplating characters, try this post I wrote a while back:
Can you tell I've been thinking about CHARACTERS a lot?
Can't wait to share my inspiration for Glory, Jesslyn, Robbie, Miss Bloom, et al, at the COMO LIBRARY tomorrow!