redknob is the last of the great eccentrics. The funny thing is, he doesn’t know it. He thinks his behaviour is perfectly normal. He sees himself as a pillar of propriety and a paragon of protocol. redknob has strong views about every topic under the sun. There’s not a subject he doesn’t know about or a moral point he can’t pontificate on. redknob is entitled to be a little arrogant. He knows an awful lot about an awful lot of things. He is well versed, well rehearsed, and deeply immersed in the kind of knowledge that we lesser mortals can only dream of attaining. Thankfully, he is there to shed the light and show the way. This, he does generously and patiently, as befits a person of superior intellect. redknob is wise, intelligent and (thankfully) oblivious to irony.

Or, at least, that’s how redknob is, at his worst. He can’t help it. He’s an Aquarian and Aquarians are infamous for their occasional outbursts of pomposity. Happily there is another truly delightful side to him. redknob is as honest as the day is long, as generous as the ocean is deep. This is partly where the eccentricity comes from, for a person with such strong opinions redknob is surprisingly willing to please. he is keen to win friends and influence people. He loves to feel that he belongs. He always wants to be in on the action, part of the scene and one of the gang. Rather like Groucho Marx though, he is never sure that he would want to be part of any club that would have him as a member. He is always on the lookout for some new cause to support, or enterprise to sign up to. You might think that this would make him fickle but actually redknob is exceedingly loyal. He may be forever expanding his horizons but he never forgets his friends and he never reneges on his commitments.

This is why, despite the highly idiosyncratic nature of redknobs personality, so many people think the world of him.


It feels accurate, but you get the same result if you change the name to someone else… Who would have thought the were only 12 stereotypes in the whole world?


7 thoughts on “Weird.

  1. Deep down inside Felicity yearns to be wild and crazy, footloose and fancy-free. She wants to break the rules, question convention and court controversy. Only one thing stops her – a little voice in the back of her head that says “Excuse me, who do you think you are? That’s not the kind of activity that Felicity can get away with.”

    Jonathan Cainer is so right, I love Footloose.

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