Oh, I know! Picture something for me, if you will.
You have an evening to yourself, but aren't really up for "doing anything" per se. You find yourself aimlessly browsing Netflix, or your preferred equivalent, when you stumble upon a show that catches your attention, just for a few moments. It seems to be some sort of silly sci-fi nonsense or another; laser swords, ships on string flying in front of green screens, lots of cheap sets and what not.
You soon realise that in truth though, those elements are not reflective of the whole. The show starts to get to its point, and barely concealed underneath its fascination with spaceships and laser swords, it's really about important issues; how to live with each other, how we can be better than we are, ect.
That's me. That is exactly who I am; a constant battle between the slightly pretentious philosophy professor & therapist who wants to stay up all night talking about ethics, history, "how are you really?", and everything else in the world, vs the kid who just wants to play games, eat sweets and find someone to hug at the end of the day.
Which is all a grand metaphor, I know, but doesn't really tell you much specific about me. I've never been good at selling myself. So I asked my friend what she would say about me, and with a proviso that "your qualities aren't best shown in a snappy phrase but in your actions", here is what she said:
"Best things: You're an incredible listener, so much so that people want to drive to you late at night to hear your opinions.
You're utterly fair.
You pursue your interests and aren't ashamed of yourself or insecure. You make people interested in what you're interested in because you want to share the awesome things you know and find.
You're affectionate and make people feel valued and worthwhile."
If those traits interest you, come and say hi. :)