Generally having an aversion towards excitement and adventure, Bonkie prefers the simple life, but will nontheless find himself reluctantly partaking in high-flying adventures, partly thanks to the assignments given to him by his boss or due to the circumstances arising around the eccentric people he calls his friends and family.
Having severe self-esteem issues and being prone to light depressions, Bonkie's faith in himself would be described as "frail" at best. Easily crushed by setbacks, what he considers having a firm grasp on his own strengths and weaknesses, is merely a weak ego making excuses.
He's highly bipolar, showing a wide range of mood swings, in particular when dealing with something that gives him a strong emotional reaction. This renders him less of a team player and more of a rabid dictator, although he always has the newspaper's best intentions in mind. He genuinely cares about his profession, wanting to produce the best coverage in town, at any price, even going as far as resorting to questionable tactics in order to accomplish this.
the relations to all his employees are at least somewhat strained thanks to
his emotional instability, Bonkie is the one who gets the worst end of the
stick. Partly because of his mild-mannered nature (ill-fitting to that of
a journalist according to the chief) but also because Bonkie usually has to
sacrifice his ethical principles in order to fulfill his duties. The chief
makes sure to work our feline hard so he can blossom into the kind of reporter
he wants to have in his employ.