The outside of me is low-key and unassuming, and the inside of me is a noisy mix of deeply serious thoughts, tireless curiosity, strong opinions, and generous amounts of juvenile (and occasionally sophisticated) idiocy.
A non-conformist before I knew what that was; I have a profound sense of individuality. Because of this, I feel a kinship with the unique, the different, the outlier.
Bob Frost summed it up rather nicely:
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Humor is a big part of each and every day. I can make myself laugh hanging around the house all by myself, and I'm even more effective with company.
I'm also the early to bed and early to rise type, and I've been that way since the olden days, so if having a partner who's a night owl is important to you, I will bum you out.
Little things mean a lot to me. I appreciate a kind word, a thoughtful gesture, or a pearl of personal insight more than anything you could find in a store.
I love working out hard, and do it every day.
I appreciate genuineness and authenticity, and people who have consistency of thought, word, and action.
I'm extremely liberal, both politically, and socially.
I think and feel very strongly about a few select people and principles in my life. Thoughts and feelings are something I have in abundant supply, and it sometimes seems like I think and feel things nobody else thinks or feels about.
I prefer to meet people where they are, and I actively avoid having expectations on who or what people should be. Outside of the extremes of negative behavior, I feel I don't have the right to judge anyone for anything, and I feel I'm more content with life because of it.
Excellent two-way communication is extremely important to me, so ideally, I'd love to find someone - if we both choose to - to have an intelligent or interesting conversation with, every day.
And for anyone interested in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, my personality type is INFP.