Graduated from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine with a degree in clinical psychology and have been practicing for nearly 30 (yikes!) years. Enjoy my work with patients a great deal and have learned that people are worth getting to know individually, and deeply, because they are never what they seem like at first - they never are one-dimensional stereotypes. (stepping off of soapbox now)
It strikes me that the external details that characterize a person's life, while important, don't quickly allow someone else to understand what really makes one tick inside. So instead of listing a number of traits here, let me describe an experience I find immensely enjoyable and relaxing - if what I describe appeals to you, then we would probably be compatible.
There is an 18th century cottage that sits high on a cliff overlooking heather moors and the North Sea in Yorkshire, England. About a two mile walk away, along the sea, is a little town named Robin Hood's Bay and it has a few cozy pubs that serve wonderful meals and even better ale. In the pubs, there are always friendly people with whom to chat and even friendlier dogs to pet. The brisk, chilly air (even in summer) always requires the laying of a fire to warm the cottage in the evening. With all lamps extinguished, one can sit hearth-side by the flickering fire in the cottage, late at night, and look out to sea and just make out the lights of passing ships on their way to destinations around the world. BBC radio broadcasts a show called "Book at Bedtime" around midnight. So - the scene that describes much about who I am --- after a morning of hiking moorlands, and an afternoon of walking along the seaside, sitting next to the warmth and orange glow radiating from a 300 year-old fireplace - listening to a voice in a darkened room read an eventide story - a tranquil and contented drowsiness settles into one's mind and body --- if you can imagine yourself being happy in that scene, send me a message.