A good friend of mine called me a "deep well." She's quite correct, because I'm a lot of things, some of them contradictory. Here are a few, in no particular order:
I'm Adam. Let's get that out of the way. You can call me by my name if you want, or my username. Whatever works for you.
I'm a therapist and a school counselor. It's my job to help children and other people with their problems, and I'm always willing to lend a listening ear to a friend in need. However, this doesn't mean I'm constantly psychoanalyzing you and everyone else, so don't worry. I'm not one of "those" types of therapists.
I'm a volunteer. I do volunteer work both at a pet shelter and at a hospice. They're both quite different, but rewarding in their own ways.
I'm a writer. I've had some things published. Nothing major, but it's still satisfying. I plan to write a book or two someday.
I'm a gamer. I play computer games, video games, and pen-and-paper games. I love RPGs in particular, but I tend to play just about anything. Call me a nerd or a geek if you wish. Just keep in mind that there's more to me than that.
I'm kind and honest. I try to treat everybody with respect and decency, whether they're a passing stranger, a close friend, or even the waiter serving me my meal. I'll tell people the truth as tactfully and gently as I can, and I'll try to help them with their problems. I'm pretty much an all-around good person.
I'm physically active. I run and go to the gym when I'm able. I'm currently a brown belt in American Kenpo. I enjoy hiking, especially if I have someone fun to talk to.
And now, briefly and again in no particular order, a few things that I am not:
I am not a doormat. Remember when I said I'm pretty much an all-around good person? That doesn't mean I'm bland, boring, and unassertive. Despite my penchant for helping people, I know my boundaries. Cross them, and I'll tell you gently but firmly that you have. Continue crossing them, and I'll stop associating with you.
I am not a "lives-in-his-parents'-basement" type of gamer. I have a job, a car, my own place, and a sense of personal hygiene. When I have sufficient time, I maintain an active social life.
I am not a shy person. I talk as well as I listen, and I enjoy engaging people in conversation. I won't force you to come out of your shell if you're shy, but I'll be the first one to listen when you're ready to talk.
And to wrap it all up, I am exactly who I say I am. While there is admittedly more to me than I can list here, I see no need to pad my profile with anything less than the truth.