Wizards just put up their article on paladins with class
not too long ago, and I found it made some interesting points, namely, 'set a good example, but don't cram your morals down others' throats. I'm aiming for a lawful good aasimar paladin that has attitude--a good sense of humor, a likable character, maybe even someone that wouldn't look like a paladin during the first ten minutes you met her. She's an NPC, and the younger sister of one of the PCs, at that, who happens to be a chaotic neutral aasimar psion.
With that in mind, does anyone have advice on how to make a paladin unique and not so burdensome/annoying, while still keeping to the paladin's code? How do you make a paladin truly likeable? Is there a way to design a paladin that would not clash with a chaotic neutral alignment so...well, easily? How do you make the lawful good character stray from the cliche?