Haruhi is dedicated to her studies and aspires to enter law school to emulate her deceased mother. Her father has a temperament similar to Tamaki's and works as a host/bartender in a cross-dressing club to support their middle-class lifestyle, which contributes to her lax attitude towards gender. She is practical and honest to a fault but also caring and insightful. Haruhi dislikes needless extravagance, often finding the antics of the Host Club annoying, and has a distaste for the artificial. While not above manipulating them for her own reasons, she appreciates the boys' protectiveness and their genuine desire to "make every girl happy. " The series shows how Haruhi interacts with each of them in different ways and how her relationships with them evolve over time. Haruhi tends to be apathetic towards events, preferring to remain at a distance and observing until she needs to act. She is astute in gauging other people's motives and her ability to see people's true intentions through their artifice is the main reason others are drawn to her. Haruhi dislikes sweets, but has a fondness for seafood. Her desire to try otoro, an extremely expensive, high grade of sushi tuna, is a recurring gag.