I've always enjoyed being a part of behind the scenes - as either cast or crew, either one is fun for me. This extends beyond just drama for me. I love working behind the curtain in any sort of production, which led me to working security at conventions on the east coast. When working behind the scenes like this, much of the magic is spoiled for me - but instead, I get to be part of the magic.
I would self describe as a geek. I've been playing role-playing games for many years now. My need to create expresses itself here as well - I am usually the one running the game, planning the story for other players.