Wakeham - who generally goes by his middle name, Paul - is a gregarious soul: quick to laugh, and self-effacing with a somewhat blue sense of humor. Paul is loud and demonstrative, though this is often for comic effect.
An academic by training, Paul nonetheless prides himself on his practical outlook. Unlike some of his academic colleagues, Paul has no interest in talking around those with less schooling. The unifying philosophy of his life and his studies is belief in the efficiency and dignity afforded to people by democracy.