I wasn’t around when these questions first popped up so I’ll just~ answer them now~~
Many questions, much answer
What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?
With nothing to do, very little time, even just watching TV for an extended period of time is very boring! At most a few minutes. (he can kinda force himself to stay still if he’s cuddling with his partner or something of the kind but otherwise not really)
How easy is it for your character to laugh?
Very easily. He carries his heart on his sleeve and tends to be rather expressive with his emotions.
How do they put themselves to bed at night (reading, singing, thinking?)
Tahir has extremely light sleep, but also the magical ability of just deciding to fall asleep and managing it so he just… Time for sleep and he’s asleep.
How easy is it to earn their trust?
Tahir tends to allow most people some base amount of trust, and doesn’t really need to trust someone to give them quite the benefit of a doubt so, basically don’t be a jerk right from the start and he’ll be in good terms with you
How easy is it to earn their mistrust?
That likely requires some sort of betrayal. Sharing a secret told in confidence, actively trying to harm him or someone he cares for. If it’s just accidental it wouldn’t hurt as much, but if it’s done on purpose they’re very likely never truly being forgiven.
Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?
He tries to pretend he considers them immovable but he’s actually rather bad at it because he is too concerned about the well being of people. Neutral Good, basically.
What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?
Tahir tends to try not to focus too much in the past.
What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?
Stop as a child? Swearing. (I headcanon his most usual babysitter as a child was a siren)
Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?
The good old classic ‘fuck’.
What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?
That he was fine with Rebecca leaving for work. He doesn’t regret them but it still hurt to see his mom leave.
How do they cope with confusion (seek clarification, pretend they understand, etc)?
Seek clarification or do research himself, maybe even both, he’s a very curious person.
How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?
Ignore it! Mind over… itches?
What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?
Whites and blues. And yes actually. Tahir might not have the patience to clean up properly but he doesn’t have a completely hopeless sense of style~
What animal do they fear most?
Tahir’s not really afraid of most things, he has no survival instinct but, probably, lamas? The spitting isn’t fun…
How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?
Consequences of being a very open person is that you tend to just say what’s on your mind~! Thankfully they’re normally nice enough things that they’re more likely to fluster the person he’s with than anger them.
What makes their stomach turn?
Losing control. Being in a situation where he’s helpless or being so angry that he just sees red.
Are they easily embarrassed?
He’s easily flustered, but not really embarrassed, life is too short to really let himself be embarrassed by most things.
What embarrasses them?
Tahir is actually not really that good at dealing with people and tends to put his foot in his mouth and that’s always fun~ (and also flusters a hell of a lot when people are very forward about sex and flirting~)
What is their favorite number?
5 or 7, normally he doesn’t really care much about that.
If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?
(whoops forgot this one!!) And oh boy! This’s a big’un.
Tahir loves easily, so the difference between platonic love and romantic tends to be the intensity of it, how much more he wants to be close to the person and how much more touching them and getting to interact with them means, and how much more he is willing to do for them.
Familial and platonic is… more difficult to explain. Though he accepts Rebecca as his mother always and loves her, her absence did leave him not feeling quite as strong as a familial connection as he would have so it’s more difficult for him to distinguish between the two loves, mostly distinguishing it by what ‘duties’ would normally come with that love due to the familial connection. Something he later might change his mind on (and changes in a certain AU).
Why do they get up in the morning?
Because life is worth living. There’s so many things to do and learn and the sun is shinning and when it’s night again there will be stars in the sky to gaze at.
He just likes life.
How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?
It’s very rare that he’ll actually be jealous but he turns quiet, and hurt. Tries to be as supportive as he can but it tends to be easy to see how fake the smile is.
How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?
Envy is easier to handle but the way he handles it are similar. Though it’s easier to be happy for others when it’s just envy.
Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?
If it’s not many details about his preferences? And mostly just basic commentary, yes and with most people (though he’s likely to still blush if it’s not just scientific commentary). If it’s more detailed or if he’s being teased by the other person it’s not that he’ll be uncomfortable but he’ll be very very flustered.
What are their thoughts on marriage?
Pretty neutral. It’s a promise but one he doesn’t really feel he’ll want to obligatorily go through!
What is their preferred mode of transportation?
On foot. He’s a horrible morning person who exercises every day and keeps fit and enjoys running and walking to places. He’s an abomination.
What causes them to feel dread?
Loss of control. Himself, how easy it is for his temper to escalate and the consequences of his actions when he’s not fully himself then.
Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?
No. If you don’t know the truth you can’t try to fix whatever’s wrong. He’d rather know the unpleasant truth and try to find a solution.
Do they usually live up to their own ideals?
It’s a work in progress! Tahir tends to believe that it’s good to be kind and good towards others but he still gets angry very easily and it’s easy to be tempted to hurt others because of this and it’s something he’d like to stop doing.
Who do they most regret meeting?
Bobby (also his high school ex)
Who are they the most glad to have met?
Tina, she helps him come out of his nerdy shell and actually meet people and go out from time to time.
(in AU Wayhaven, Keiji because he’s all of that but also easily accepts his darker side he’s not comfortable showing Tina, and they have a similar horrible humor)
Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?
Not really but he’ll always have something to say if it’s about science! And in particular astronomy~
Could they be considered lazy?
Nop. His life normally consists of exercise, work, catching up on the scientific community and repeat, some times interrupted by Tina’s or others’ invitations to go to the bar.
How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?
Extremely. Tahir won’t blame himself for everything that happens but when he considers himself at blame for something he tends to overly focus on that and feel extremely guilty for a long time.
How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?
Always supportive. If it’s something he doesn’t agree with but won’t harm others more obviously not pleased but still supportive.
Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?
He doesn’t tend to seek it but he’s not really waiting for it either. He just tends to be too focused on other things to really think about that.
Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?
He shortens it to simple sentences and memorises them like that. If it’s just words he doesn’t need any special trick to memorise them.
What memory do they revisit the most often?
A memory from when he was a child, doing his homework on the coffee table, Rebecca answering a call behind him and being called to work. She’s peeved enough that a single ‘fuck’ slips out in a whisper as she ends the call and Tahir just gasped! And pointed at his swear jar that from that point forward was ‘Rebecca and Tahir’s swear jar’
How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?
Depends on what the flaw is. If it’s someone like Bobby who is always trying to rile people up for their own profit he actively won’t ignore it. If it’s something less bad he doesn’t care all that much, people don’t have to be perfect. (tho he wouldn’t mind if he were!)
How sensitive are they to their own flaws?
Hah!! Very! Especially about his temper and other similar faults!
How do they feel about children?
He’s terrified of them! They’re tiny and frail and influenced by your actions, it’s way too much responsibility!
How badly do they want to reach their end goal?
Tahir doesn’t really have much of an end goal except just get to live a good life and grow as a person. So… A lot, technically? He’d very much like to not die!
If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?
Normally he’d just go with ‘bi’, cuz it’s pretty simple and most people’ll get it. ‘There’s a lot of hot people out there’ if that isn’t enough.
And your own questions;
Um. What kind of label would your MC give their RO/relationship with their RO? Or… rather, I guess, how would they introduce their RO as their romantic partner? “This is RO, my __________.” If that makes sense?
He normally just goes with boy/girlfriend if dating, partner or significant other if they’re non-binary. Simple terms, he’s not the most imaginative person.
Has your MC surprised you in any way? Like… by developing a trait or something that you hadn’t intended, but you decided to run with it?
Tahir is old enough to drink in Europe in terms of when he was created so there’s really nothing this boy can do to surprise me