I am nothing more than a long list of flaws held together by a mysteriously balanced mindset which holds dedication, dignity and respect above all else.
Rather than go into detail about what I mean by "flaws", I'd rather give you the quick TLDR: The closer you get to me, the more I subconsciously restrict your proximity and/or push you away. And it's not so much about wanting to keep people at an arm's length. I'm self reliant to a bitter fault. My entire life, I've had to shoulder the problems of everyone around me, whether they meant for it to spill out and onto me, or not.
Problem is that I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Over and over again.
As loathe as I am to admit it, I have a huge heart. However it is this same heart that has reached critical mass. As a result, my outward personality has become finely tuned to ensure that I only open my heart to those that would go through the same lengths I'd go through, to protect them.
Think of it as a long period of risk assessment. Not to sound cocky, but any time invested in me will be returned in both quantity and quality, tenfold.