My name is Maarten.
I live in Leuven during the week and in Alken (Hasselt) in the weekend.
Important things you should know about me is that I am a very direct, straight forward person. I say what I think and I mean it. I do not like to play games with people and I like being the subject of said "games" even less. If I like you, I'll just tell you. The main motive for this direct approach is that I am not good with emotions and even worse at showing them but I do seem to make subconscious facial expressions that are very clear. I have noticed that this can make people feel uncomfortable so this is a head's up.
Because of this, you can ask me a question, I'll be completely honest but you may not get the answer you want to hear. This makes me good at giving useful advise to people but pretty bad at comforting sad people.
I am a competitive person by nature. I believe that competition brings out the best in people and should be encouraged. That being said, I will play dirty and I will cheat (not in a relationship context) because in the end, all that matters is results.
I enjoy stress and deadlines. They generate pressure and stress, circucmstances under wich I do my best work.
I'm also a very introvert person, at first I come across as apathic because I do not care untill I have a reason to care. I prefer to use my energy for things I can control. This is why I do not really care about sports or politics. I prefer watching from a distance what people do and how they react, It is my own little antropologic study. Once you get to know me better I'll get comfortable enough to show my spontaneous side and my dark, sarcastic humor.
I mentioned I care little about politics, I do have my own believes wich do not resemble any party currently active in Belgium. I do like to think about social infrastructures, problems, regulation and even things like gender (in)equality. I usually keep my opinions to myself but I'm open about discussing this if you want it.
I take pride in everything I do, do not like half-assed work and have high standards set for myself.
I love having discussions with people about several subjects. I prefer those repulsive subjects that most people try to avoid, taboo's do not exist for me. The reason for this is that, in my opinion, these situations make people actually think for themselves without interference of moral doctrines.
I have been compared to a mixture of Dr. House (House MD) and Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) on occasions.