Generally a bright and optimistic individual, I have been described as exuberant and effervescent, but not all the time because that can get exhausting. I need my quiet, introspective times as much as anyone else.
I have a sincere desire to connect with, understand and aid my fellow humans. This drives an interest in social justice, the environment, politics, religion, philosophy, psychology, art, culture and history. Part of me wants to be friends with everyone, whereas another part of me realizes that this is horribly impractical and naive. Thus I am torn between realism and idealism. I consider myself an intellectual and a skeptic and would hope to attract like minded people. I try to remain open to learning as the quest for knowledge is a never-ending one. There's still so much that we do know as a species and as individuals that there's always more to learn. As such there's (generally) something to learn from everyone you meet.
Quite driven when I commit to a goal but not too driven to forget to relax, have fun and enjoy the ride.
In large group situations in which I am a stranger, I am naturally more reserved preferring to get a read on people and the ambiance. Once I feel comfortable and safe then my more engaging nature bubbles out. I generally am more comfortable in smaller, more intimate groups but sometimes enjoy the big, loud, high energy engagements.
I do love to laugh and this is a key to my heart. I have a varied and full range of humour but tend towards wordplay, the absurd, the ironic, sarcasm and dark strains.