I've struggled with a moderate/severe social anxiety disorder since early childhood, but I try my best to prevent it from controlling my life. I'm almost always the least talkative person in any given group of people, but I am always looking for opportunities to challenge myself and push myself out of my comfort zone, not only when socializing with people, but in all aspects of my daily existence.
I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy listening to loud, fast, hardcore music, but I have essentially zero interest in other stereotypical "guy" things, like cars and sports. I would much rather watch Youtube videos of cute baby animals than watch a football game, and I have no qualms about admitting it. I have no interest in putting on an air of phony machismo or any other such nonsense. That's not what I'm about.
I am a bit of a science enthusiast. I enjoy reading about new and interesting scientific discoveries, and just about anything else, really. I love learning new things.
I place great value in being able to approach life's situations from a rational and logical perspective, while never losing the capacity for empathy and compassion. I feel like I've achieved a healthy balance in that regard.
I enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, playing video games, and traveling to new and interesting places. My favorite color is red, my least favorite month is February, and I think this self-summary has gone on long enough.