I definitely think this can be done, but I would still make it your choice to choose it or not. As many people said below, it’s not realistic that even if somebody who wants to act the extreme opposite of how they normally act, would necessarily do so, or would it be the smartest thing to do in that situation.
A contestant laughs in your face, looking you up and down.
“Did you seriously think that the royal would fall for you? I mean look at you! Why would he want to settle for you when he can have the best…which is me, by the way. How about you just drop out?”
What do you say in response?
If we’re using the shy scenario:
- I say nothing, nervously fiddling with my clothes and hope that they will run out of steam soon.
- I surprise myself and decide to be just as snarky back.
That way, you still have a choice, but the reactions might vary differently depending upon your other stats. If you have a decent relationship with the contestants, the Royal Family, the media, etc, if you decide to say nothing, they might come to your defense. On the other hand, if you do decide to chew the contestant out, they might cheer you on, say things like “oh shit” or “oh wow, didn’t think they had it in them” or might not care.
Some people that you don’t have a good relationship with might call you out on your bluff and it could work and harm you and help them, or vice versa.
I wouldn’t immediately force your character to just explode. I think having those two options (if I implement something like this) will satisfy most. Let me know your thoughts on this. It’s a bit early to think about this, but I think I could make it happen if I want to.