I am an emotional and thoughtful person. I love introspection and am a relatively typical introvert. I'm empathetic, genuine, and creative. I have a playful spirit, but tend to reserve it for closer relationships. I get overwhelmed in crowds and vastly prefer individual contact or small groups to parties or gatherings. I tend to get overwhelmed by the constant onslaught of sensory information we all get bombarded with regularly.
I believe that no person is ever done improving themselves and that attitude bothers me. The moment we stop trying to know and become our true selves is the moment we may as well stop living. I also call people out on their shit. If you use a lot of ego defences or hide behind passive aggression, I will tell you I don't like while it happens. I'm very blunt and also won't indulge mind games. I get compared to men frequently in terms of my attitude towards relationships of all sorts because I don't handle the discrepancy between actions and words well.
I am a feminist. I get so tired of the misconceptions over feminism being man hating. Those "feminists" are misusing a word that means equality. My belief is that stereotypical gender norms are just as damaging for men as they are for women. I'm not the type to flip out if you open a door for me. That's just considerate.
I have ongoing mental health issues that anyone who gets to know me should be aware of. I'm very open about it, but please don't ask me about it if you can't handle the response. It's not a pleasant tale. I have generalized anxiety and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) from long-term emotional abuse. This is largely why I tolerate absolutely no bullshit in any areas of my life. I don't like aggression, but will have undying respect for you if you know the difference between that and assertion. I'm also in the process of relearning normal social boundaries that most of us learn during childhood. I get it wrong a lot but at least I'm trying. Patience is appreciated. I'm very good a respecting individual boundaries too.
In terms of what I'm looking for, I am mainly just wanting to meet and connect with some new people. I like beginning any new relationship as friendship and seeing how that goes. I am non-monogamous and that is non-negotiable. I am in the process of exploring polyamory, but am still figuring out what works for me. Polyamory seems like a very individualized process so far. It's always different. I am also bisexual. I tend to have an easier time meeting and connecting with men, but would love to challenge my hesitance over trusting women. I likely have something amazing to discover in terms of how I can relate to other women, both emotionally and sexually. I would love to meet some ladies who are open to exploring, but it really doesn't need to be sexual.
I don't handle jealousy well because it is entirely unnecessary to me. Jealousy seems to be a frequent off-shoot of poor communication and insecurities. I firmly believe in accepting what each person can give. I have many emotional needs and I need many forms of contact to feel balanced and content. I have no interest in shaming or being shamed for not meeting a need I am not able to give naturally. I'm still very receptive to criticism and change (especially in a relationship dynamic), but it has to be constructive.
Other more general and less intense interests include writing short stories and bad poetry on my blog. I enjoy any literary achievement that plays on the discomfort of situations. I'm big on playing on the things human nature tends to avoid. If you are interested, ask me :) I love lots of different forms of art and expression. I love music and am definitely a hipster where music is concerned. I love mushroom foraging and baths enough to mention them too xP