I have this weird, mixed up relationship with a fellow I know. At one time, I had a bit of a crush on him. He said he wasn’t interested (or well, didn’t actually say it, but acted like it). I got the message and moved on. I’m used to guys not getting the message and thinking my no means maybe, and with enough pushing will mean yes. So that belief colours how I behave with this fellow.
When you consider your character, ask yourself how their behaviour or way of behaving colours how they think other people will act or react.