I don’t know. Why can’t he be both? He kinda reminds me of myself. In combat with others he kinda doesn’t draw attention to himself by talking or being a presence beyond that. Soft spoken, so to speak. However, behind closed doors, he desires to be a bit of an intellect, and maybe even more outspoken.
I mean I see your point Eden, and I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I read this as character dynamics. After going through the DLC I have a newfound love for Attikus because it shows this other side of an otherwise mysterious character