In his first season, Red was not seen involved in much strategy. However, he was in an alliance with Sherlock and King Marshall, both of whom betrayed him. It can be assumed that Red was disliked by many of the other contestants, however, as he was Punished in I CAN NOW CONCLUDE THAT MORKA IS THE MURDERER and I Thought Everyone Won The Game!.
Red's personality was rather untouched in his original season, not only to the audience, but to the other contestants, also. The only time Red is mentioned in a confessional is when Sherlock suspects Red and Taco may be the same person, and when Jessica ultimiately votes him out, saying she didn't know much about him, so she wasn't worried about hurting him.