Esse: Fat, lazy, loving cat. She wants to be in the same room as I am in, and will come to "her" spot on the bed. She loves being scritched and cuddled, loved and petted. On occasion, she'll get completely, thoroughly upset about something, and fuss a lot. But that's very rare. She's a meeter and greeter, too.
Charlotte: Very loving in her way. She's a loner, prefers herself to any other company, and will hiss and bite you (not hard, never hard...just hand grab-and-hold) if you pet her the wrong way. She's very slow to warm up, and many of my friends have never met her.
Pie: calico, terribly shy, and rather weird (she's the one who likes to lay under the lamps...). She's incredibly affectionate with me, but can't abide being held. She's claimed a spot on the bed near my head, and will allow me to lay my arm along her side. To pick her up, it had better be an emergency...she won't bite, but she'll struggle. She's very shy, and again, most of my friends don't know she exists.
Simon: the baby of the group, he has no fear. He's never met a person (or animal) he didn't immediately realize were his slaves, and he's cute enough to get away with it. He's completely a clingy cat, needing to know exactly where I am at all times (to the point of calling for me, me answering, and him running pell-mell to me). He loves to roughhouse, tackle anything that moves (including me), and thinks it's the height of hilarity to ambush the other cats. He hugs me; he lays his body across my chest, wraps his paws around my neck, lays his head in the crook of my neck, and purrs and drools.
Penguin: I don't think she's at all unfriendly, nor inaffectionate. She is still extraordinarily timid, but once she is comfortable, she'll play with the other cats, or watch me playing with them. She comes out and hangs in the living room, and makes it to the door. There's a special quality about her that lets me know that she is not unaffectionate, and she is indeed friendly (in her way).
I was just saying to my friend that it's so cool to have 5 such different cats in my home, and how extremely cool it was that despite their different personalities and ways of being, there is no fighting. I am indeed blessed.