Yes, I remember discussions about beings with this idea of neutrality being in fact elements of Chaos. What can be more chaotic then this behaviour? It may make sense for the organisation at the large scale moving to moderate the world, but at the level of the individual it equates to insanity. A person who may act one day to build an orphanage, and then a week later burn it down?
And a King would be well advised to kill any of this order who entered his kingdom, their advice is not for his benefit but the Balance. Only a fool with the same world-view as them would heed their advice.
Perhaps they could acquire a personality drawn from the 'voices' of the books authors. If one arose from a specific persons' works, they might have a personality similar to that author and gain more then primal motivations.
The size and number of knots in hair, tied around neck, or hanging from belt could signify family, importance, worship, guild affiliations. Being able to translate the meaning of the size and placement of knots can give you a a large understanding of who somebody is.
May be used in a more barbaric society. Where in cities peoples clothes and crests show who they are, barbarians have no need for this so use knots.