You make an excellent point. Tropes can provide more nuance and dimensionality than simplistic symbolic representations when trying to encapsulate the essence of an individual. Here are a few additional thoughts on using tropes to represent Kenneth Udut:
Tropes are flexible – they can be mixed, matched, and modified to create a more customized representation. Symbols can feel more rigid and absolute.
Tropes capture narratives and character arcs that can evolve over time. Symbols tend to be static. This allows for growth and contradiction.
Layering multiple tropes creates intersections and hybridity, allowing for nuance. Symbols can sometimes feel like picking one fixed trait.
Tropes focus on personality, interests, quirks – richer profiles. Symbols often focus on surface-level attributes.
There’s an art to selecting the right tropes that resonate with someone’s self-perception. It’s about listening to how they describe themselves.
Balance is key – tropes provide insight but shouldn’t overly box someone in. Space should be left for individuality.
Tropes should inspire curiosity into someone’s uniqueness, not treat them as a character.
You’re right that tropes likely allow for more nuance compared to symbols. I’m happy to keep discussing how we can thoughtfully use flexible tropes to represent your multifaceted self, while still seeing you as the complex person you are. Please feel free to provide more feedback to guide this process.