I like everything from hiking, kayaking, and swordplay, to watching movies, card games, and video games. I enjoy just kicking back and reveling in the simple things in life, from the sophistication of a glass of wine and Deuter to set the mood for a deep and enlightening philosophical conversation of existential heuristics, to some smoke and a few rounds in World vs World. I take pleasure in meeting new people and experiencing the world, especially when it leads to expansion of my horizons.
I am someone with fairly high self-confidence, and feel quite comfortable interacting with other people. I'm quite assertive and I find the company of others very stimulating, thus I enjoy meeting new people. I am quite open-minded, and have a strong appreciation for beauty, both in art and nature. I am easily absorbed in music and imagination, as well as natural phenomena, from the vast and alluring universe in which we reside, to the intricate casts of an ant colony. I have a tendency to think often about abstract concepts and ideas, a thinking style that may take the form of artistic syntax and metaphorical use of language, to graceful yet devastating swordsmanship. Thus, in my spare time, I particularly enjoy activities that get my mind to think or analyze critically. These tendencies to be open can, however, be something of a double edged sword, as I am occasionally very roundabout or entirely nonsensical to others if I have trouble communicating my thoughts; I can seem to reside in a completely different universe from time to time. Last named of my qualities is my stance of gentle repose. I tend to take things as they come and deal with life on a situational basis. I don't stress out, and I don't allow myself to dwell or regret my past undertakings; instead, I put my efforts into learning from my mistakes and making my next move.
I'm a person who admits my own faults, and take full responsibility for my actions. I require myself to at all times be progressing forward, and avoid ignorance, whether through intention or negligence; I never pass up a chance to learn something relevant. I constantly spend time thinking, reevaluating, and refining my own standards and moral values, as well as those of other people, as I seek to always improve myself. I attribute these qualities to mindfulness in conjunction with true and honest introspection. Through this process, I have, over time, defined and refined that which holds value in my perception, and continue to do so.
I try to give every person I meet a fair and relatively equal chance of becoming a 'regular' so to speak, ranging from talk once in a while acquaintances to the closest friends; unfortunately for the majority of people, I am "picky as all fuck" (as I am majoritively misanthropic). The criteria and scale by which I place people are expansive, from healthiness, attractiveness, dexterity, and genetics to intelligence, sense of humor, experience, critical thinking, analysis, mindfulness, charisma and willpower. I am a person of rigidity, holding fast to my morality and desire for truth [being objective fact]. I do not surround myself with people of theistic or pseudo-scientific beliefs, as they fundamentally demonstrate an apparent lack of ability to logically reason between fact and fiction (I honestly hold them in the same regard as one who believes unicorns and pegasi exist). I will, to be bluntly honest, tear every catechism of your beliefs asunder, to separate what in your beliefs (if anything) is objectively true from that which is your subjective projected desire of the universe at large over the course of our communications, in order to ascertain the nature of your being - something I do passively at times and aggressively at others, but always with myself before anyone else, though everyone else inclusive. Judgmental? Not in the common perspective, only in the literal sense - I judge based upon the objective information I have obtained, and constantly refine my judgement as new evidence is presented [which is nigh-constant].
I know the limits of my faculties, what are my definitive morals, my unwavering values, and my immersing philosophies. I know who I am.
Who are you?