Speaking of interests:
I love animals. I love music. I love photography. I love cooking. I used to write. I'm very good at it. I'd like to get back into it. I love DIY projects. I love to travel, though I don't have the money to do much of it. I love the outdoors, though I don't spend nearly enough time there. I'm fascinated by differences and similarities between attitudes and philosophies in different cultures; as well as all the intricacies of behavioral neuroscience, behavior genetics, and comparative cognition which we're just learning and have yet to learn. (Forgive me, my background is in evolutionary psychology). I love language. I love the way Brits say "banana". In fact, I seem to be a bit of an Anglophile, at least language-wise. I often say things like "in future," and "if all goes to plan". I love anything that makes me smile and want to cry at the same time. Not in the way that really corny ads with children in them do. I hate my hormones. No, in the way that some songs do; or a really heartfelt compliment from an ex whom I might not be 100% over.
I greatly dislike:
Bigotry, closed-mindedness, poor grammar, raisins (although I can deal with the latter in certain contexts), condescension, arrogance. I've really, really had enough of cultural/ religious/ political hostility.
There's the nutshell.