Yay, another ask! Okay, for these questions I’ll be using Azmyth, a very old bodysnatcher with what is probably the least pleasant personality of all my ocs.
10. Some of their emotional shortcomings?
Again, I’m uncertain as to exactly what this means, but you could say he has a distinct lack of empathy. He cares very little about others unless they have a direct effect on his life, and even then he cannot be expected to be nice. He enjoys insulting people, pushing them for a reaction. Like most bullies, it’s simply because it makes him feel good, makes him feel like a winner when he proves he can hurt them, makes him feel like a threat rather than a pushover. Even when he does genuinely like or care about people, it’s not something he tends to express. That kind of things seems weak to him. The best way to see if he care is simply to see if he does something he wouldn’t otherwise do because of what somebody asks. If he ever goes out of his way because somebody wants it, then they mean something to him.
11. What are their intellectual shortcomings?
Azmyth isn’t what you’d call an intellectual. Which isn’t to say he’s dumb, simply that he’s not be big on thinking about things. He’s really more of an opportunist. Planning ahead rarely occurs to him, and even when it does it’s usual for fairly short-term goals. In terms of actual skills, although he is fluent in English, big words can confuse him, and his reading level is probably around that of your average nine-year-old. Which is fair, considering it’s not his first language. Technology will never be his strong suit.
12. At least one thing that they tend to overreact to.
He’s pretty petty and immature when you get down to it, so it wouldn’t take much. He’s most likely to do the opposite of what people ask just because he doesn’t like being told what to do, or take offence at a simple request. He’s way too old to behave the way he does.
16. Do they have any behaviors and/or beliefs that cannot be adequately justified?
He’s taken to the belief that all women are inherently untrustworthy. Which isn’t to say he hates them, just that he doesn’t think they will ever be loyal or stick to their word. Obviously there’s no real basis for this. He claims his wife betrayed him which is why he exists in the state he does, but he has no actual proof, and even that doesn’t justify his view. I suspect the whole thing is just his way of sulking about past events.