Right now I'm doing my darnedest to meet people with a penchant for silly banter, can be tactfully honest and aren't afraid to show some stoic courage when the occasion calls. Major bonus points if you like making noises when explaining things.
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. It's a tough line to tread between impressionable and naivety and having conviction. Some times the line is a dot in the distance, but most days it's planted firmly between my toes.
What I think is important is friendships, having the temperament for self reflection with realistic ambitions and personal growth, as well as ideas and discussions about philosophical, social and other matters 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, elsewise for making myself feel smrat.