So I dont know this DISC test and im not sure why people are assuming peoples personal opinions and stances on anything. Its not helping the discussion? Larian said already that they are worried about how these characters will be received and big chances are that if we perceive them in a negative light that other would so as well, which they obviously want to avoid.
I dont think Shadowheart is rude, per se. First impressions she comes across like that but when I thought about it, most of my dialogue with her I was prying into her personal business and I was a random person she just met. It would be weird if she wasent put off by that or just spilled her entire history in a heartbeat. The things she likes seem to be pragmatic and logical things. BUT. She also has things to hide and when people pry about those things she basicly tells them to take a hike if you dont pass the (often difficult) skill checks. Shadowheart doesent trust anyone (understandably) and if you start prying she doesent open up but just gets more secretive. Allowing the players some less creepy and invasive ways to get her to open up would be appreciated though, we can only be rude and/or very straight to the point and no holds barred with her., no middle ground there which is a shame.
Lae'zel on the flipside is more about showing strength, taking care of inmediate peril (the parasite) and alot of her personal biases come from Githyanki culture. She thinks Gith are super and others are inferior for example. She istent just rude per se either, she just speaks her mind. Regardless how that makes her appear to people. I have a part of Lae'zel's personality as well (the no bullshit straight to the point part) and people often perceive me as rude while the only thing im doing is beeing straight to the point. Alot of people dont get that or perceive it negatively. And before people misunderstand, its not that this personality trait means you dont understand tact or know when its needed. (ok maybe for Lae'zel it is but could be a cultural thing?) Its kind of the inverse, we dont beat around the bush or lie to make people feel better or make kind with people when we dont perceive them as such. Dident like the opinion you heard? Shouldnt have asked then.
kinda like that.
I like the fact that their personalities clash as well. This was a thing in bg as well lest people forget. Some people would outright attack eachother if kept in the same party for to long! From what ive seen so far its only a mutual distrust though and hasent reached any outright hostilities (yet) although granted im just at the druid camp with this 2nd playthrough...