Tortoise cats are nearly always female. The vet said that they frequently have "issues." We're had Thisbe since we was a wee babe of 6 weeks. She arrived at our house with big worried eyes and still has them. Being petted and brushed are her favorite activities. She likes power naps in a dark place and staring at the birds and chipmunks from the living room. In the winter, a nap in front of the fireplace is always a treat. She's not playful but may have little outbursts of "wild time."
Cats are strange.