12/3: Thankfully Turkey Day is behind us and all I have standing between me and Winter Holidays is the minor hurdle of Final Exams. Isn't this the time of year single people are most likely to commit suicide? Screw that noise, I'm ready to revel!
Anyways, on to the profile stuff . . .
I love learning new stuff and new skills; I've always got a book (usually non-fiction) in my truck/backpack and some in-progress project occupying my bedroom/garage/backyard. Neither my brain or hands can stay idle for long. And because I'm always trying to understand things or turn them inside-out, I can be pretty blunt or critical (but always honest!) when I talk.
Hmm, it seems that 'tact' is one subject I should learn more about.
For all the book-learning I've acquired, I can be pretty oblivious/ignorant of social and interpersonal nuances. (If you're a gal who needs an empath or mind-reader for a boyfriend, save us both the heartache and keep looking.)
I think labels are shortcuts used by lazy minds, but if you have to, you could apply the terms 'liberal' and 'INTJ' to me and I wouldn't protest. I'm not into money and consumerism; I'm content with just the basics and I'm more interested in activity and opportunities rather than possessions and status.
Frankly, I've got a lot less impulse control than I should have at my age; I won't back down from a crazy adventure or dare or roadtrip on a whim. But left to my own devices, I'm content to stay at home and quietly bury myself in a project. Speaking of that, my main hobby is cosplay, which involves a lot of hands-on construction and artsy-craftsy sort of stuff. I enjoy carpentry too; just give me an excuse to build some furniture or a tiny house.
I often find myself admitting that "I don't like people." That's probably not flattering, but I blurt it out often enough that it must carry some truth to it? Or to put it another way, I'm often disappointed by peoples' behavior.