Sample Quirks

Originally listed in Dark World RPG - Note these are suggestions, this is not a complete or exhaustive list of quirks, player may chose any they can think of or might wish.

•Absentminded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful.
•Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological maltreatment towards another.
•Acute Senses - One of your five senses (pick one, smell, taste, sight, hearing, touch) is above average in it's sensory ability.
•Addicted to <Thing> - You are addicted to something, such as narcotics or a compulsive activity (e.g. gambling, drugs, sex, food, drink etc.) List specific addiction.
•Afraid of <Thing> - Something gives you the heebie-jeebies or worse! (e.g. spiders, water, heights, snakes, clowns)
•Aimless - Devoid of direction or purpose.
•Allergic to <Thing> - There is something in the world that makes you sneeze, itch and possibly even go into anaphylactic shock. (e.g. animal dander, apricots, mustard, latex, pollen, peanuts)
•Ambidextrous - You can use your left hand or your right hand with equal proficiency in menial tasks.
•Animal Lover - Animals are unusually drawn to you, and though you can't speak with them, you can communicate with them on a limited level using tone of voice and body language.
•Anxious - Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
•Arrogant - Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. Inclined to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior. Snobbish.
•Audacious - Recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; braze, disobedient.
•Bigmouth - A loudmouthed or gossipy person.
•Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
•Blunt - Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. Frank, callous, insensitive, brusque.
•Bold - In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. Abrupt, brazen, cheeky, brassy, audacious.
•Callous - They are hardened to emotions, rarely showing any form of it in expression. Unfeeling. Cold.
•Carouser - You like a good party! Of course it's not a good party unless there's drinking involved!
•Childish - Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile.
•Chivalrous - You hold to an old fashioned sort of code when it comes to how you act. Hold doors open for a lady. Stand up for the weak if you see them in danger. You are a regular modern day Knight in shining armor.
•Code of Honor - An honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. Specify what Code of Honor.
•Common Sense - Good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
•Complex - An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear. (List specific complex.)
•Cruel - Mean to anyone or anything, without care or regard to consequences and feelings.
•Cursed - A person who has befallen a prayer for evil or misfortune, placed under a spell, or borne into an evil circumstance, and suffers for it. Damned.
•Dependent - Unable to exist, sustain oneself, or act appropriately or normally without the assistance or direction of another.
•Deranged - Mentally decayed. Insane. Crazy. Mad. Psychotic.
•Disloyal - Lacking loyalty. Unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable
•Disability - A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that interferes with or prevents normal achievement in a particular area. (e.g. blind, missing limbs, deaf, color blind, no sense of smell, etc.)
•Disorder - An ailment that affects the function of mind or body.
•Disturbed - Showing some or a few signs or symptoms of mental or emotional illness. Confused, disordered, neurotic, troubled.
•Double Jointed - It might help you squeeze out of restrictive situations, but mostly it just freaks people out.
•Dubious - Fraught with uncertainty or doubt. Undecided, doubtful, unsure.
•Dyslexic - Affected by dyslexia, a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
•Egotistical - Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. Boastful, pompous.
•Envious - Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; covetous, jealous.
•Erratic - Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behavior. Eccentric, bizarre, outlandish, strange.
•Fanaticism - Fanatic outlook or behavior especially as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject.
•Fickle - Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
•Fierce - Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions".
•Finicky - Excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. Too much concerned with detail. Meticulous, fastidious, choosy, critical, picky, prissy, persnickety.
•Fixation - In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behavior that persists throughout life. Fetish, quirk, obsession, infatuation.
•Flashbacks - A traumatic experience still haunts you, sometimes the flashbacks are triggered (loud booms, car backfire, lightning and thunder) or sometimes they come out of the blue. They might just distract, they might send you into reliving the scene and perhaps being a danger to yourself and others.
•Flirt - To make playfully romantic or sexual overtures; behavior intended to arouse sexual interest. Minx. Tease.
•Fools Love - A person who is always falling in love or believes they are in love, for the wrong person or even multiple people (usually one after another), and typically love at first sight. Star-crossed, ill-fated-love.
•Forgettable - There is something or as the case may be absolutely nothing about you that just makes you a face in the background. It's common for people to forget your name, or think it's something else.
•Frail - Physically weak and easily broken or damaged. Having delicate health; not robust. Feeble, breakable, sickly, dainty, brittle, fallible, imperfect, weak.
•Fraudulent - Given to or using fraud, as a person; cheating; dishonest. Deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
•Gluttonous - Given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink. Voracious, ravenous, wolfish, piggish, insatiable.
•Graceful - Agile and elegant in every movement and even every word. Poised. Statuesque. Clumsiness is not an option.
•Green Thumb - Not only do plants thrive in your care, they almost seem to burst into bloom from your touch.
•Gruff - Brusque or stern in manner or appearance. Crusty, rough, surly.
•Gullible - Will believe any information given, regardless of how valid or truthful it is, easily deceived or duped.
•Habit - A habit of some kind. (List habit- picks nose, spits tobacco everywhere, nail biter, twirls hair, sucks on teeth, etc.)
•Hard - A person who is difficult to deal with, manage, control, overcome, or understand. Hard emotions, hard hearted.
•Hedonistic - Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
•Hoity-toity - Given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous. Prone to giddy behavior, flighty.
•Honest - Never would tell a lie.
•Honeyed Tongue - You've sold tons of ice in the Whitelands, and most customers still think they're satisfied.
•Humble - Modest, not proud or arrogant. Often courteous and respectful.
•Humorless - The inability to find humor in things, and most certainly in themselves.
•Hypocritical - One who is always contradicting their own beliefs, actions or sayings. A person who professes beliefs and opinions for others that he does not hold. Being a hypocrite.
•Idealist - One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. One who is unrealistic and impractical, guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
•Idiotic - Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless.
•Ignorant - Lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge.
•Illiterate - Unable to read and write.
•Impatient - Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.
•Impious - Lacking piety and reverence for a god/gods and their followers.
•Incompetent - Unable to execute tasks, no matter how the size or difficulty.
•Indecisive - Characterized by lack of decision and firmness, especially under pressure.
•Indifferent - The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally, remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern. Having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless.
•Infamy - Having an extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act that affects how others view them.
•Intolerant - Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion and narrow-minded about cherished opinions.
•Immature - Emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
•Impish - Naughtily or annoyingly playful.
•Judgmental - Inclined to make and form judgments, especially moral or personal ones, based on one’s own opinions or impressions towards others/practices/groups/religions based on appearance, reputation, occupation, etc.
•Klutz - Clumsy. Blunderer.
•Lazy - Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
•Lewd - Inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious. Obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
•Liar - Compulsively and purposefully tells false truths more often than not. A person who has lied or who lies repeatedly.
•Loyalty - A strong feeling of support or allegiance to a person or organization or family. Specify the target of said Loyalty.
•Lustful - Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires.
•Masochist - The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
•Meddlesome - Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner, given to meddling; interfering.
•Meek - Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
•Megalomaniac - A psycho pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
•Moxy - When someone has guts or balls, they have moxy.
•Murderer - One guilty of murder; a person who unlawfully kills a human being. Killer, butchered, cutthroat.
•Naive - Lacking worldly experience and understanding, simple and guileless; showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgment.
•Nervous - Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
•Nosey - Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. Offensively curious or inquisitive.
•Natural Linguist - No real mechanical benefit, just gives a bit of leeway if you don't have a language to debate if you could make out some things said in a language you're not entirely familiar with.
•Obsessive - An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.
•Oppressor - A person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures, to keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority.
•Overambitious - Having a strong excessive desire for success or achievement.
•Overemotional - Excessively or abnormally emotional. Sensitive about themselves and others, more so than the average person.
•Overprotective - To protect too much; coddle.
•Overconfident - Excessively confident; presumptuous.
•Overzealous - Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
•Pacifist - Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes. Abstaining from the use of violence.
•Paranoid - Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.
•Peevish - Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction. Cantankerous, cross, ill-tempered, testy, captious, discontented, crotchety, cranky, ornery.
•Pest - One that pesters or annoys, with or without realizing it. Nuisance. Annoying. Nag.
•Pessimist - A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view.
•Perfectionist - A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
•Phobia - You have a severe form of fear when it comes to this one thing. (e.g the dark, spiders, cats, tight spaces, etc.)
•Posh - A manner or style type that is linked to the higher class. Very smart, elegant, or fashionable; exclusive.
•Practical - Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. No-nonsense.
•Precarious - Dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure.
•Predictable - Easily seen through and assessable, where almost anyone can predict reactions and actions of said person by having met or known them even for a short time.
•Proud - Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem, and will often shirk help from others for the sake of pride.
•Rake - An immoral or dissolute person, acting without moral restraint, who defies established religious, social, expected precepts; a freethinker.
•Rebellious - Defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
•Reckless - Heedless. Headstrong. Foolhardy. Unthinking boldness, wild carelessness and disregard for consequences.
•Remorseless - Without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
•Rigorous - Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures.
•Rival - Someone within your own society viciously competes against you and tries to undermine your plans; really obsessive rivals may even want you dead. Specify who and why in your background.
•Sadist - The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others. Deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
•Sarcastic - A subtle form of mockery in which an intended meaning is conveyed obliquely.
•Sadomasochist - Both sadist and masochist combined.
•Skeptic - One who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.
•Seducer - To lead others astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. To attempt to lead or draw someone away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance.
•Senile - Showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
•Scoundrel - A wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately.
•Selfish - Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.
•Self-Righteous - Piously sure of one's own righteousness; moralistic. Exhibiting pious self-assurance. Holier-than-thou, sanctimonious.
•Shallow - Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious.
•Smart Ass - Thinks they know it all, and in some ways they may, but they can be greatly annoying and difficult to deal with at times, especially in arguments.
•Soft-hearted - Having softness or tenderness of heart that can lead them into trouble; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection. They cannot resist helping someone they see in trouble, suffering or in need, and often don't think of the repercussions or situation before doing so.
•Solemn - Deeply earnest, serious, and sober.
•Spineless - Lacking courage. Cowardly, wimp, lily-livered, gutless.
•Spiteful - Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; vindictive person who will look for occasions for resentment. Vengeful.
•Spoiled - Treated with excessive indulgence and pampering from earliest childhood, and has no notion of hard work, self-care or money management; coddled, pampered. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or over-solicitous attention.
•Stubborn - Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bullheaded. Firmly resolved or determined; resolute.
•Squeamish - Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
•Superstitious - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear from an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
•Tactless - Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
•Temperamental - Moody, irritable, or sensitive. Excitable, volatile, emotional.
•Temptation - They have something that tempts, entices, or allures them, that is hard to resist. This could be anything, and can drive the character to do things of ill nature.
•Theatrical - Having a flair for over dramatizing situations, doing things in a 'big way' and love to be 'center stage'.
•Tongue-tied - Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
•Timid - Tends to be shy and/or quiet, shrinking away from offering opinions or from strangers and newcomers, fearing confrontations and violence.
•Troublemaker - Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble, intentionally or unintentionally.
•Ugly - Very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance. Uncomely, unsightly, unlovely, homely.
•Unlucky - Marked by or causing misfortune; illfated. Destined for misfortune; doomed.
•Untrustworthy - Not worthy of trust or belief. Backstabber.
•Unpredictable - Difficult to foretell or foresee, their actions are so chaotic its impossible to know what they are going to do next.
•User - A person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically.
•Vain - Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of their physical appearance. Lovers of themselves. Conceited, egotistic, narcissistic.
•Weak-willed - Lacking willpower, strength of will to carry out one's decisions, wishes, or plans. Easily swayed.
•Withdrawn - Not friendly or Sociable. Aloof.
•Zealot - An excessively zealous person; fanatic.

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