because of this my about section will not satisfactorly represent me (I'm guessing most reading it will have a false general perception of me) this is partially why I answered so many questions, because those are direct and specific enough for me to know what to say/answer (although with time more of them become outdated as I change my mind about things, but I try to keep them updated). I've also noticed some of my personality section traits are way off what I perceive myself to be (namely, I think I am: not so confident, more love driven, and more literary (although I don't read books, I read a considerable amount of online material (articles and such))).
I'm since improving this section by: after reading other people' sections when I notice something that I identify in myself and add that with my opinion of myself regarding it.
I suppose I am calmer and slower then most, I "take it easy", at least on the outside.
I don't talk as much as most but not so much because I don't like talking, more because with most people they seem not to be interested enough in my talkings, and so I don't (I can talk to myself in my head if I want to talk for the sake of talking, I talk to others for them to listen, so if they don't want to listen, I see no point in talking).
I've been told I'm somewhat unsociable, but in my view I'm just less interested in most people then most people (I am more picky in whom to socialize with) and don't socialize just for good manners (also people probably get this impression because of the "not talking much" I already explained). But when I am with people with common interest in socializing and talking I can talk endlessly (I remember IE with one work colleague in cape town we ended up talking for hours afterwork, on the pavement in front of the restaurant into the night).
I'm also told I'm weirder and stranger then most, which I agree with in my lifestyle, but think more people would be more like me if they didn't abide so much to social-manners which most people seem to not want to abide by, but do anyway (for some reason).
I just generally lead a rather materially minimalist life, from a modern developed world POV. (one of my favorite songs is: "bear necessities") I enjoy information much more then materials, once basic needs are met of course.
I don't like eating out or going out to noisy crowded bars/clubs (if they are not too noisy/crowded and have a decent amount of fresh air (preferably outside) and not too many too drunk people, with the right people, they can be nice; but that's so rare.... cafes are ok, but I prefer a park by far (when it's not too cold; or raining obviously). I do like the occasional outdoor psytrance festival/party, or house parties with nice people.
I have an eclectic interest; open mind.
I like to think I like everything but at the moment I have my preferences. because of this you should not be surprised if I don't turn out to be what you expected during the 1st days you meet me, it might be just those days I happen to be more like something that I'm usually not or that is not covered in this self description.
Also, at least for me, but I believe for most other people, we're a collection of many things, some bigger then others, but all of them affect how we are, often in unpredictable or unthought of ways; so I learned to not get very surprised with other people' or my own new (to me) behaviors, especially in differing situations, just because something apparently small might have a bigger effect then expected and even might never be understood that it was caused by that small thing. In short, people are much more complex then any presentation can convey, so expect the unexpected is the best IMHO way of relating to others, especially with those less known.
I'm very free in my ethics; basically anything goes as long as no intended (or careless) physical harm is done to other humans or their property.
the only thing I fear is being tortured (physical, mental, or any other way I can't think of) by anyone or anything (so by a horrible disease or accident included).
I am bisexual, but I'm more attracted to women then men (I'd say about 20:1)
politically I identify myself most with the libertarian view in general. basically do as you like as long as you don't initiate force upon other humans or their property is fine by me. but when managing shared property/goods/resources I think it's best to (only) enforce rules that deal with "tragedy of the commons" situations (and I consider IE providing basic (and I really mean basic, not what northern EU countries consider basic nowadays) needs to a population of a shared land to be one of those TofC situations, same for health care to contagious diseases).
I grew up till 9yo in amsterdam, then in Lagos, portugal till I finished highschool, then lived in capetown with my father to live with him and get to know him (we lost contact when I was a baby and only spend a couple of months together in my mid teens) then rented a room for the second half of my 1 and 1/2 year stay in CT, then lived and traveled (hitch-hiking and tent camping where I could find a spot) in some EU countries for ~3 years, then attempted to study (jazz drummer) but gave up at the end of the 1st year for many reasons, and have since been just living and exploring and learning, no plan, just as long as I have my needs satisfied (which I also consider my purpose in life: to fulfill my needs and then do whatever I want (basically I just try to feel satisfied, content, comfortable, good, as much as possible)
I haven't really worked (since I stoped trying to study in 2009), I've just done odd jobs for family and friends and family-friends (housekeeping, house-maintenance, house-sitting, etc) that kept me paying for some basic necessities, and stayed at the houses of my mother; father (and occasionally uncle and grandmother) making myself useful enough for them to want/accept having me around.
(see "what I'm doing with my life" for my current situation)
Generally I just do whatever I want when I want it (I don't have some purpose or goal or so in life, other then doing/being what I want to do/be), but of course consider the consequences of my present actions.