I don't consider a single character in an either/or proposition, but I thoroughly enjoy toying with some clan/bloodline stereotypes while playing others straight, to create contrast. It's the contrasts that I find interesting in characters, not the mere act of adhering to or subverting stereotypes. I also like playing with other clans' or bloodlines' stereotypes in the context of a single character.

For instance, in the modern nights game I'm playing in now, I had a Telyav. She had a high Humanity rating, virtues out the wazoo, social primary and physical secondary, and more educated...