By character immersion I mean attempting to live in the skin of that character, like a fusion, without having to think as a player separate from the character.
I'm not sure that it is possible to maintain that without many immersion breaks, particularly when you're dealing with character flaws and you want a character arc of growth where those flaws are overcome. Has anyone any thoughts or experience they want to share?
I was just thinking that one may be able to lessen that immersion breaking player/character split if one did not define flaws per se but areas in which your character feels misunderstood. Whether it is the world at large that is wrong about you (the character) or you who is wrong, or maybe even something in between, could be something left unanswered that you "play to find out". Any thoughts? Any games that do it this way worth looking into?