Konata works part-time at a Cosplay Cafe, a commitment that is surprising to the other girls of the show. She has portrayed different characters, with the most prominent being Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She spends her paychecks primarily on anime/manga merchandise, and is known to buy three of the same item- one for personal use, one for collecting, and the other as a backup.
Konata's sexuality is questionable. Although a firm preference has never been mentioned in the series, she has displayed interest in things such as Miyuki Takara's breasts and her friend, Kagami Hiiragi. Such has lead to a widespread fanshipping known as KonaxKaga (or Konakaga, Kagakona, etc.), of which relevant fanart and fanfiction portrays the two characters engaging in romantic activity of different levels.