Darth Tormen is a Sith with a single passion: war. Unlike many of his fellows, he has no interest or patience for intrigue, politics, ideology or self-indulgence‒but that isn't to say he is not a thinking man. Tormen would simply rather have all the pieces laid out before him.
Some have mistaken Darth Tormen's dislike of subterfuge for a sense of honor or respect for his enemies. Those who have crossed him know the reality‒he takes his only satisfaction from engaging his enemies directly and ruthlessly crushing them, no matter how outmatched he may seem.