I've been roleplaying as my Dwarven Warlock for a short while now, and I've grown quite attached to her as a character. She has a wisdom score of 8, intelligence score of 12 and a charisma of 17.
She was 'tricked' into stealing the book that would become her Book of Shadows. The patron is a Great Old One named the Draumrsteig (which means Dream Wanderer). She is not happy with this arrangement however.
However I am catching myself falling into the same issue as when I used to play a not-very-intelligent Half-Ogre at my university LARP society, and had to act dumb, How can I play dumb? - namely, not being able to make sensible decisions, and resisting the urge to resolve stuff in a holistic self-aware way.
That previous question contains a lot of good advice, but I'd say there's a clear distinction between low intelligence and low wisdom, as asked in Mismatch between intelligence and wisdom - how to play it? The answers are good, but my character only has above average intelligence, so making her fit the 'incredibly learned wizard who basically needs a handler wherever he goes due to his eccentricity' trope doesn't gel well with me.
I started off thinking a good way to play this character was to make her gullible, but she has the following (randomly generated) ideals and flaws:
Ideal: Respect. All people, rich or poor, deserve respect. (Good)
Flaw: I will never fully trust anyone other than myself.
These combined seem to make the character wisely cautious of people (untrusting) without going to the extent of being recklessly disrespectful (respect). I like these as character traits in principle (so I don't want to re-roll or just ignore them), but I'm struggling to feel like I'm roleplaying those traits and the low wisdom to my best ability. Especially as besides those considerations I'm playing her as brash and reckless
As an example, my character's Book of Shadows has been a plot point, and it has reacted badly to her attempts at destroying it (Tentacles. E̶͖̎VERYW̵̺̿HERE. Including around my character's neck when she tried to force it into an anti-magic room). Another character who didn't witness that event wanted to experiment with the book and my character protested, which seemed like a wise response for her; not gullible, reckless or absent-minded. At the very least she was untrusting.
I feel like I'm making the character slow on the uptake, and having 'penny dropping' moments, which is more low intelligence.
I also feel like I'm picking up (as a player) when I feel other players' characters seem to 'not be feeling ok' or roleplaying as being uneasy. I then feel my need to make sure that character is OK myself, bleeding though, and have my character check on that character. However I feel a low wisdom character would be more oblivious to that level of insight, perhaps?
I have read a few things about roleplaying low wisdom. The ones that most spoke to me were the Geek and Sundry article, but I dislike the idea of my character's low-wisdom making them as ego-centric as Ruby Rhod (even though they might be as brash). Being as naïve as Anna from Frozen is something my character has experienced already, but that requires others to carry on trying to manipulate her, and my character not learning from mistakes which feels more low intelligence, not low wisdom.
How can I roleplay this character better?