I am very well educated. I read an awful lot and use inordinately long words. I like sharp people. I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge, and a graduate qualification in statistics I obtained in my spare time. I'll talk about this all day if you want me to, but I'm willing to be enthusiastic about almost anything if you can show me the hook.
I am simultaneously incredibly relaxed and amusingly intense. I never judge, but am at the same time harshly critical. I am no sycophant, and I'll tell you what I think. I won't ever take a moral high ground but if you can't back up your opinion I won't be gentle. I hang out with people who call me on any bullshit, and I will defend what I say until I'm convinced otherwise (which I am, regularly). I love it when other people do the same.
I get on with almost everyone, but I find it hard to tone down the thinking. I ask 'why' a lot (one of THOSE kids, I can hear you thinking). The quickest way for me to be put off is to tell me or someone around me that they are thinking too hard or too much. Nope. I know that's a polarizing attitude - I wouldn't be surprised if you're thinking 'what a pompous ass' - but I like to think of it this way: a lighthouse keeps ships away, and moths are drawn to lightbulbs. Now there's a metaphor to justify idiosyncrasy.