Right now I'm trying to meet people with a penchant for silly banter, the ability to be tactfully honest, know a good self deprecating joke when they say it and aren't afraid to show some stoic courage when the occasion calls. So, basically I'm looking for Batman... but major bonus points if you like making noises when explaining things, bonus bonus points for hand gestures.
I don't believe in taking myself too seriously, but I do think it's important to have appreciation and ambition for what you want and what you do while still allowing yourself to be open to new ideas and opinions, or reconsidering your own.
What I think is important are friendships, having the temperament for self reflection with realistic ambitions and personal growth, as well as ideas and discussions about all those things that matter while applying critical thinking but still being able to laugh at the things you're passionate about. If not just to find out what kind of muffins are best (raspberries and white chocolate), elsewise for making myself feel smrat.