If I would describe myself with just 4 key defining characteristics, they would be: geeky, socially-awkward, free-spirited, and eccentric.
1) Huge geek here! I enjoy playing video games, board games, reading books, manga/anime, computer programming, math, etc.
2) I am socially-awkward in that I have had to live with crippling social anxieties, and depression for most of my life. However, I have come a very long way since then and now my main motivation in life is to find love and friendship! Still, I am horrible at small talk, I have social anxiety, inferiority complex, difficulty picking up on social cues, engage in socially inappropriate behaviour, have a tendency to get attached or detached to someone extremely quickly, and have some mild obsessive compulsive tendencies.
3) I am a free-spirit because I am really easy-going, and I just go with the flow. Almost nothing offends me unless it is intentionally hurtful, and I am very open-minded and not judgmental of others' lifestyle choices. My life goal is to just be as happy as possible, but not at the expense of others.
4) The eccentricities of my personality are numerous. People have described me as "weird", "nutty", "unconventional", and "unorthodox".
I never let society or my upbringing dictate to me what is right or wrong. I arrive at these conclusions myself based on rational thought. Here are a few of my worldviews:
- I am polyamorous/non-monogamous; and I support sexual freedom and expression. I believe that sexuality and love should be fluid and giving, free and uncensored, rather than based in jealousy and exclusivity, ignorance and fear.
- As an adherent to utilitarianism, I am very frugal and health-conscious; and I rarely attach sentimental value to "things" (this includes weddings, proposal rings, birthdays, good luck charms, etc).
- I speak in a very straight-forward manner, and I get to the point fast. Sometimes it makes me appear brash; but I don't fake politeness or courtesy: I say it like it is.
- My stance on morality is that it is relative, and that there is no intrinsic right or wrong. That being said, I do have a moral code and it is short and simple: "Maximize happiness, minimize suffering."