The hardest part in the game is to play your character as a different person in a different world.
My most favourite character I've played didn't do -many- emotes. In fact, most of them were basic. I did try and emote the little things, like where my hands were at most times, where my feet were when I was sitting, when I leaned forward and when I touched your elbow or shoulder in order to get your attention, -rather than- just shouting out your name at a busy bar.
I played my character with realistic goals. I didn't want to become the head of my house. I just wanted to make enough money to relax, and be comfortable, and drink and smoke a lot, and hire the perfect person to replace me and become their boss. And when things didn't go well with my character, like a failed assassination attempt on a certain other character, I freaked out and stumbled as to what to do next, in game. I didn't just think about it OOCly and then decided OOCly what to do next.. I showed in-character that my d00d was studdering with his decisions, using the think command to show how confused he was, and sat down and paused to think about what to do next, WHILE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN.
And when my character hit the lowest point in his life, he tried to turn to someone he could trust and someone who might have the cure to his problem, and went along with it, KNOWING OOCly that this was a "BAD IDEA". And then that mofo killed me with a kick to the face.
If I played all my characters as -me- in a different world, then all of my characters would be the same. And have fun doing it, too.