but the problem is that you can also tell that Loveday is not the lazy one. She hasn't failed to try something yet. Unless perhaps I need to show her not interested in something, so selective laziness -- and then, of course, it has to come back to bite her. (Pride might be another flaw.)
And Theo casually observes that in his laid-back and easy-going style, he's rather more the lazy one. Lacking focus and lacking Cedric's willingness to tackle a course of study to make up for it. . .
Characters have to take on a life of their own, but mine have a charming tendency to shift toward a familiar type if not restrained.