(oh lordy this got long, feel free to skip, you'll learn all this if you spend much time talking to me anyways.)
I'm a geek, yeah big news there, but to put things in perspective, my friends are all fellow geeks, and when i say that I mean people who have a love of things many people aren't even aware of such as many old table top RPGs and hidden gem video games. We spend time talking about how to solve engineering problems and scientific theories. Then we turn around and pew pew things for fun.
Why does all that matter for perspective? Because everyone of them to a T has claimed me to be vastly geekier than them. Honestly, I'm kinda proud of that, because the things I have interest in I like knowing so much about and and I enjoy creating worlds from my inspirations.
Moving on, I'm cynical, but not aggressively so, I expect less of people than I sometimes should, but that's because I also have been naive in the past, and will be again in the future, and expected more. My cynicism is not the usual "people are horrible" view point either, I see people as what we are before you intermix any faith or religion into the mix. We are products of a cosmic pattern, this would lead to an acceptance of predetermined destiny but i also feel that the lack of this feeling and the will to believe that we can change our future is inherently key to this pattern, so this pattern is not worth thought.
That said, I do have a strong set of morals, and my respect for individuals is governed by those morals. I hold myself to those morals as best I can and am harsher on my self than anyone else. I am always willing to believe the better of those I consider close, this is perhaps a flaw at times, but also key to my psyche. The analogy I always use is that I am a wolf, I form my pack, and they receive my affection and protection as best I am able to provide. Those outside the pack are relatively unimportant to me, as such I will not likely go beyond what is polite in my encounters with them.
Lastly, I value my self control, I spend time meditating and I view self control as an important part of my moral structure, better to have emotion as an adviser than to allow it to run the whole thing, after all emotion is an impulsive sonva** who tends to cause trouble if left to its own devices.
This last bit is important to remember, I have sometimes been described as cold or uncaring, while others have claimed those who made this argument are simply blind or otherwise expect everyone to be as emotionally outward as they are, it is important to remember, that just because I may seem not to care as much as you expect, the truth is that I have very strong emotions, I simply have learned to control them.
(So yeah basically I'm like Spock, cool?)