The “dan” in dandere comes from the Japanese word “danmari” (黙り) meaning silence. Thus a dandere is a quiet and often antisocial character.
Danderes often want to be sociable but are too scared or too embarrassed to talk. They tend to fear that saying the wrong thing might get them into trouble—or some other socially awkward situation—so they say nothing to be on the safe side.
Of course, once danderes are befriended, they tend to lose their social inhibitions and become rather cute and happy—especially with the ones they love.
*almost all my favorite characters possess dandere/kuudere/emotionless type, of course i'm like tsundere & yandere too.
If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I have to do it, I'll make it quick. The more inexperienced you are, the more you want to show off. I'm not stupid. I'm just too lazy to show how smart I am. - Oreki Houtarou
If someone didn't have any pride, wouldn't they also be lacking in self-confidence?
If someone was free of greed, wouldn't they have trouble supporting their family?
And if people didn't envy one another, wouldn't they stop inventing new things? We don't know if trying our best will help, but we do know, that if we don't try our best, it won't help for sure! - Chitanda Eru
Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don't care. We reset, and return to our separate lives. You can't reset your life, but you can reset your relationships. - Hikigaya Hachiman
Even if we know each other, understanding each other is another matter. - Yukino Yukinoshita
In our society, letting others find out that you're a nice person is a very risky move. It's extremely likely that someone would take advantage of that. Different conclusions are reached when one fact is viewed from two separate points of view.
When that happens, there is no immediate way to judge which point of view is the correct one.
There is no way to conclude one's own conclusion is the correct one.
But for that exact reason, it is also premature to decide one's own conclusion is wrong. - Senjougahara Hitagi
Hurt me with the truth. But never comfort me with a lie. - Erza Scarlet