I'M sure you could write a thesis on the subject of what personality type makes the ideal deputy mayor.
Victor Attwood was very effective in the role for three terms, but he was also a very quiet and reserved character in the public eye - a bit of a yin for Paul Pisasale's yang.
Attwood is now gone and the newly voted in council is faced with the question of who will fill Attwood's boots.
We have already seen political roundsman Joel Gould explain why he thinks Paul Tully should be shoehorned in.
While Tully has the experience and the know-how, there is a bit of a question over how he would work as a second-in-charge.
This was reflected in a recent poll that we ran in the QT. Despite his enormous majority in the recent election, Cr Tully only garnered 13% of the vote in our poll - matching the vote for Cheryl Bromage. Compare that to Andrew Antoniolli, who got 44% and we can see who the public thinks they can put trust in.
The big question is, who does the Mayor trust? Will personality count for much when politics comes to the fore?