In most of my life I am very confident in myself and my abilities and thus far when I have put my mind to something I have done it, regardless of the naysayers (actually they empower me). I am, however, quite shy when it comes to a woman I am interested in which has resulted in spectacularly funny (in retrospect) foul ups when trying to make a move. I am getting better, though I still tend to babble when I am nervous.
I am loyal to my friends and romantic partners and am mostly known for my honesty and kindness (seriously...my best friend who is super critical, snooped into my profile and told me she was impressed with how honest I was). Indeed, if I try to be a jerk my friends will often laugh and assume I am goofing off and tease me. That said I am also quite absent minded, so those who do not know me so well might think I am being a jerk....when in reality I am lost in thought.
In my life I treat everyone (regardless of race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender) as an equal.....because they ARE! And my profession will back me on this....though if you try to push your beliefs (especially religious) on me then I am more than happy to debate....but probably not date.
I am well travelled (lived, worked and travelled in the Middle East and South East Asia), I am well educated (BA at UVic and MA at UBC), I am a great cook (especially if you like Thai food), love outdoors sports (kayaking, hiking, swimming and before Uni I was a sponsored mnt. bike racer) I love yoga and Martial arts.