☆ During childhood Grell was often teased about their teeth. Often, they would become infuriated over it to the point of biting one of the other kids.
☆ Grell had an awful childhood, with an emotionally and physically abusive father and a mother who worked alot and was hardly there for them. Their mistreatment startled off subtley at first, with a slap or degrading term here and there. However, after their mother's death, it drove their father to taking his rage and frustrations out on them. Aside from their mother's occasional hugs and kisses here and there when she had time to supply them, for the majority of their life they grew up with no experience of familial love. The abuse went on for quite some time until their suicide at 17.
☆ Grell is german on their mother's side. Because of her teachings, they're decently fluent in German but rarely speak it unless they have to
★ They're partially insecure about their height, standing at only 5'7" out of heels. they aren't very short but definitely lacking in height compared to most of the other adults they know. also, they consider themselves a very important person thus want to be looked UP to, not DOWN at. this is the main reason why they insist on wearing high heels (but of course theyre too vain to admit this).
★ Doesn't appreciate being touched unless they trust you or you're close to them
★ Is extremely proud of their hair, as its smth they spent a lot of time growing out and taking care of each day. They'll need to trust you a lot before you can touch it (unless you're a hairdresser) and if you do it without permission they'll be furious
★ Carries a red comb with them in case their hair somehow gets messed up while out
★ Theyre actually a MAJOR bookworm. There's at least 4 books (a mixture of novels and plays) stacked on their nightstand right now
★ When they first started growing out their hair, Grell tied most of it back with a thick red ribbon similar to the one they used with their butler disguise★ Their reason for using innuendos/flirting during an intense fight is more than often to psyche the challenger out - they know such risqué comments and behavior will distract and/or disturb the other person fighting which will allow them the one themselves up-because they LOVE being in charge/control
★ They Committed suicide by slashing their wrists as a human
★ Their hair is very long and very thick, thus it's actually annoying to take care of despite how much they love having it. it takes at least 10 minutes to brush it all every morning and even longer to wash
★ Like most natural redheads, Grell has a faint dusting of freckles on and around their nose which pops up once in a while, mainly when out in the sun for a decent amount of time. However, grell thinks these make them look unattractive and covers them with extra makeup
★ Since theyre always the one flirting with and making advances on people, they're not at all accustomed to people doing it to them. If someone did try to flirt with them, they'd get confused and even a little suspicious
☆ Grell has (all undiagnosed in the victorian verse) Borderline Personality Disorder (mainly as a result from the abuse they suffered growing up), ADHD and mild psychopathy
☆ Grell has difficulties trusting people due to past experiences, but once they're comfortable enough with someone they become emotionally attached to them and can't bare the thought of losing them
☆ Additionally, despite rarely outright expressing this, they have a major phobia of abandonment. its something theyve experienced multiple times and it effects them greatly. they fear that their friends / partners will someday get tired of them and throw them aside for someone more worthwhile☆ They're too ashamed to admit this, but Grell is actually very afraid of dying. When it's other people, it's no problem, but not vice versa. Since they've already died once they hate the feeling / thinking about it, and imagining it happening again is far too overwhelming for their brain to handle
☆ As expected from a species who's been forced to live a life full of death and suffering as result of killing themselves, Grell gets depressed a fair amount. They seem fine for the most part, but there's those rare points where they feel unlovable and pathetic, undeserving of any love or praise and downright disgusted with themselves. Suicide is quite a despicable act to carry out, after allETC/RANDOM.
★ Often gets scolded for filling out their paperwork in red pen (yet continues to do so anyway)
★ Loves teasing people / bantering and getting on their nerves
★ Total dog person; however they prefer smaller ones. If work didn't get in the way of being able to care such a needy pet, they'd definitely have one by now
★ If they don't know someone's name right away, they'll usually just call them 'darling' (sometimes even after figuring it out just for fun)
★ Grell often comments on books aloud while reading them, mainly on how the minor characters are 'useless' / 'idiotic' or on other small, nitpicky details
★ Most of the shinigami don't necessarily celebrate / pay attention to birthdays or age anymore after all these years, but Grell is an aries (Grell especially doesn't want to think about it bc it makes them 'feel old')