How to sum up James? Well, James is indeed often quiet. He can be somewhat shy, despite his imposing, manly presence. Beneath his taciturn mystique, however, James is chockfulla hidden treasures (Pirates, this is a metaphor - if you are a pirate, please do not disembowel him).
James has the morbid wit of your favorite Kids In The Hall star, the loyalty of a mischievous yet loving housecat, the strength of an ox and the heart of a champion.
In short, if you make the effort to get to know James, you'll be very glad you did.