Elizabeth is an intelligent, compassionate and hard-working woman who possesses good medical instincts and a natural flair for medicine, relying on her gut more than on what ‘the book’ says. Whilst this has often turned out in her favour, her failures have a dramatic impact on her emotional state. This has manifested itself in a stark negativity in some cases, although she would never allow her patients to see her doubts or concerns. Never the less, Elizabeth views the word in shades of grey, and firmly believes that there are few absolute rights or absolute wrongs. Due to her parents frequent absences and long shifts at work Elizabeth has developed severe abandonment issues, which has led her to be mistrustful of new people in a social setting and fearful of commitment.