I think the balance between plot and character comes not in the form of characterization vs. action, but motivation and conflict.
As far as my understanding goes, character-driven fiction is founded on the dynamic of character motivation and character obstacles -- characters want things but they can't have them. How do they react to that? What do they do to resolve that?
In other words, motivation + obstacles = conflict.
Conflict + motivation to resolve said conflict = action.
In reality, in a well-written story, it shouldn't be so much of a struggle to balance character vs. plot; instead, character and plot should be so tightly connected that neither could stand if the other was taken away.
I could be wrong.
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