Arthur likes to be in control of the situation. He likes to know all the details, before diving into a project, mostly because he doesn’t like surprises. He wants to be on top of things, but it does tire him out and whenever something uncounted for pops up, he takes it well. (He missed the kick and instead of stressing out about it, he goes straight to thinking of a solution.) He is more afraid of the prospect of a surprise, than the actual event of it. In fact, he does not realize the thrills he gets out of it are actually quite pleasurable.
Though he has respect for the man, he does not quite comprehend the Forger’s motivations. Both aren’t in it for the pay, obviously, but where Arthur has an interest in the making of dreams, the mechanics of it, Eames seems more interested in the people. Arthur fears Eames could go too far, just to see what would happen.
(To feed the otp:
Eames needs to be held back at times and who better for the job than Arthur, the stick in the mud? Vice versa, Arthur does unquestionably need some imagination to spice things up.)
Arthur likes to think he’s quite gravity defiant, though being obsessed with logic, this is a paradox.
Clean solution to a wide range of problems.
Dependent on the holder of the gun, Arthur isn’t too uncomfortable around them. It’s close combat that he’s more skilled in, but he knows how to shoot a man if he has to. (Inside the dream, of course.)
He’s had a few unfortunate experiences with guns, but manages to subdue them well. When he sees one, he thinks strategically. (Though, again, only when in a dream.)