The real me is hard to describe, but I'll give it a shot: I'm a thinker first and someone who acts second. But I do act often in big ways. At home I drown myself in many hobbies for which I feel a fiery passion. At work/school I make a quiet and withdrawn impression, until people speak to me one on one and see me being very open and inquisitive. Among friends I'm the guy you talk to about the bigger problems in your life, but also the one who adds a light layer of sobering humor to every conversation. Also, in groups of friends, I'm the one who shakes things up. I get on barstools to sing to strangers and initiate parties fueled by weird activities. I'll always give it to you straight, but I'm never accusing.
Someone in my class wrote a poem about me. It was weird and confusing, but also fascinating and engaging. I didn't recognize myself at all until a friend who read it told me: "That is the impression you make on most people" It was only then that I got it.