I am serious, thoughtful, disciplined
Yet playful, romantic, and casual
I make a point to both think deeply and laugh heartily everyday—a lot
I desire both beauty and excellence in all their forms and expressions
I read voraciously
I enjoy art (music, cinema, literature, painting, etc.), but only if it tells the truth about the human condition and aspires to both beauty and excellence.
I run, I go to the gym, I swim, I bike, and when I do, I push my body to the limit until the fire of lactic acid saturates my muscles or I collapse in fatigue. I especially enjoy the fire. (Running cross country and track competitively for ten years turns you into a masochist.)
I prefer wit over slapstick
I am an INFJ under the Meyers Briggs framework. Let’s break that down as it concerns me:
I – Some people think this means “socially maladjusted hermit.” For me, it simply means that I generally listen before I speak rather than rambling about whatever flits through my mind.
N – I intuit my way through everything from how political systems work to why there are fireflies.
F – I am moved to the depths of my soul by a film like Les Miserables.
J – I judge those who are emotionally unaffected by a film like Les Miserables.
Finally, I seek to know my Creator evermore and do my best to submit to the way of the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven.
All this in a 5’6” body! There wasn’t actually room for all of this inside me, so back in high school they had to remove my wisdom teeth to make room for the Tennyson which was otherwise pushing through my jaw bone. But NOW, there is room for all of this.