I value good conversation over most other things. Needn't be intellectual, just good ol' talking. It's more interesting from the heart than the brain, anyways. There are no sacred cows in my books; everything should be discussed. How will we ever discover the true of anything if we never test it through discussion? (That's rhetorical.)
I love passionate people, those with enthusiasm and zest pouring from their eyes. It may be a passion for art, or food, or maps, or lamps. It's what makes life go. It is life.
Not sure if any of that provides insight, but it's all I got.