Assignment Tracker 2.0/Matt Neuenberg
Because of his ability to absorb massive amounts of information, he never developed any particular interests or hobbies of his own. His existence consisted, for the most part, of school and a home life spent largely alone in his bedroom absorbed more and more knowledge of the world, knowledge he never put to any real use other than mastery of schoolwork.
Rather then embrace this ability and use it to his advantage, he has internalized it as yet "one other thing" that makes him different from his peer group. This has manifested itself as a cynical attitude and immediate lack of trust upon encountering someone new. In another contradiction, he sees every new person as a possible friend, even if he immediately doesn't trust him or her.These contradictions have made him quiet, introspective, and fearful of the world at large. Even though he has the brain capacity and natural intelligence to achieve truly remarkable things, his distrust and cynical nature all but predetermined him to a lifetime of internal suffering and professional failure if he had not died while restoring Company information after a potentially disastrous situation in the main computer control room.