Focused | Blunt | Unempathetic | Social | ObservantFocused ~
Focused is perhaps the polite way to say that Olyver easily becomes obsessive over things. To his credit, he isn't obsessive over just any little thing. The things he obsesses over is the things that grab his interest. Call them hobbies, but once Olyver founds a certain subject fascinating all of his attention and foucs goes to that specific thing. He will learn all he can about whatever his interest is. For example, furflits. They have been one of his passions for turns now and as far as knowledge on how they behave, act, socialize, etc...he is quite the expert. Olyver's interests can last for a few weeks, months, and even turns.Blunt ~
Olyver isn't the best in social situations most of the time. It's not that he doesn't try, he does....but sometimes he shouldn't. More often than not he says the first thing that pops into his mind regardless of how someone else might take what he says. He can come off down right rude and not realize what he said was rude. Things like hand gestures, body language, subtleties, and sarcasm is hard for him to grasp and catch a lot of the time. His bluntness has gotten him into trouble with his creche mother and others in the past, but so far nothing has seemed to help him learn to be a bit more tactful and a lot less crass with his speech.Unempathetic ~
Olyver isn't the most understanding of people because of his lack of empathy. He just can't feel how others are feeling or think how they're thinking. He's been yelled at by his father enough times to know that this is a problem he has and though he has tried to do better about showing empathy, most of his efforts can be concluded with a 'well I tried'. Because of this, Olyver can't claim to have many friends as his over all attitude is more off-putting than not. This doesn't mean he doesn't care about people though. He does. He had the capacity to care very deeply for people, but those people are rare. It is even rarer still when he says something that conveys how deeply he does care. Social ~
For all Olyver's personality tends to irritate, aggravate, or simple put-off other people he does like to be social. He isn't a loner or an introvert, though it would be fair to say that he does prefer the company of only a few very close friends and family to that of a large group. Like most teenagers, Olyver wants to fit in, it's just a bit more difficult for him than it is for others. Observant ~
Maybe it is because he has laser focus, but Olyver is quick to notice things. While he has no memory of the four turns of his life outside of the weyr, living as a rogue with his mother instilled in the young boy the instinct to be watchful and cautious. The older he got the more he realized how important it was to notice what is happening around you. It is hard to catch him unawares. Almost every surprise Nameday party he's gotten he knew was going to happen before it did. There have been plenty of times when him paying attention has saved him from some sort of grief...it's only a shame that his sharp eyes doesn't help with his social awkwardness.