Pete sent me this email and his theory: (I added the headings)
JOHN THINKS "SPECIFIC" MEANS UNGAINLY IN DESIGNI have a theory. (See, not only Eddie has them.) The more I read of your thoughts on "Specific" vs. "Generic" characters and the examples you use to illustrate each type, it seems like there's a pattern developing here. Most of the characters that you seem to respond to more viscerally as "Specific" types in terms of both personality and visual design, also tend to be rather ungainly in their design (with some notable exceptions.)
....more to come...