I tend to get too into the mindsets of characters and end up stuck in what I see their mindset as when I'm not reading.
I see myself as sam vimes sometimes, and one of the wizards at others
I love that show! Yuuko is so funny! I really liked the fox kid that was in one episode. His dad ran a soup shop or something like that.I identify with and admire Yuuko from the manga xxxHolic. An eccentric 'dimension witch,' she is sagelike and perverse; whimsical yet knowing and compassionate. You've probably noticed her as Fukyo's avatar.
Very very true. I still think it depends on US. As I don't want relate to a shallow, unrefined and underdeveloped characters.The less developed a character is, the easier it is to project our own personalities on to them. So long as they have one or two defining traits we can relate.
Plus, most anime characters are pretty awesome, and it's way cooler to see yourself in this exaggerated freak than in somebody mediocre or realistic.