Ignatius is a bit dreamy, easily distracted by a book or something new, which can make conversation with him difficult at times. He’s often to be found daydreaming and often takes a moment to respond when spoken to. This lack of attention means it’s fairly easy to get him to agree to something without realising it.
Occasionally he can be quite sarcastic when angry or annoyed, usually when someone insists on distracting him from his work. But he rarely holds such behaviour against others, and if you can get his attention he can be an excellent listener.
He can be forgetful of the time which can severely impact his marks, though he adapts well enough to tests that he usually squeezes through. Practical work can be a bit of a challenge for him when he's under pressure to perform, but he flies through written work with ease.
He’s always been a follower rather than a leader, but his curiosity leads him to hang around with ‘troublemakers’ even if he doesn’t directly take part in their adventures. He has a spirit of exploration buried deep inside him and will often ineffectively hide behind a book when trying not to seem interested.
Of course sometimes this means he’s left holding the baby when things get sticky, but he possesses an uncanny ability to talk his way out of almost anything. He’d never use these powers for evil, oh no definitely not.
He has something of a blind spot in romantic situations, it’s easy to make him flustered or embarrassed. He’s easy to tease and tends to get quite tongue tied.
Ignatius is kind, but often misunderstands a lot of social expectations. There have been times when he has inadvertently upset someone by trying to hard to be a ‘good friend,’ or accidentally bypass boundaries. He might bring someone flowers when they’re feeling sad, leading to misunderstandings and trouble along the line.
If someone does manage to make him angry, it’s usually as a result of someone hurting someone close to him, or someone injuring themselves or others through carelessness. He can get quite worked up in these situations and it takes a lot to calm him down. He can hold a grudge for days on end and it can be a while before he’ll let go of his anger.
When holding a grudge he can be rather childish, refusing to speak to someone until they have admitted fault, or more likely bribing him with something he likes or his favourite treat (Nougat.)
Iggy likes cold weather, thunderstorms, high places and animals. In his spare time he likes to find a high place to read, because they tend to be deserted. His strengths in magic lie in defensive spells and charms, as well as caring for animals and plants. He's rubbish at transfiguration and divination, and despite his enjoyment of the subject he is only marginally competent in potions.
His hobbies are ink painting and sewing, though he also makes felted animals and enjoys flying.