I've struggled with moderate/severe social anxiety 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, and that bugs me, because it does not reflect my true personality at all. I would describe myself as an extrovert trapped in an introvert's body. Deep down I am a very gregarious, funny, outgoing person, but it just takes a while for those aspects of my personality to become apparent after first meeting someone.
I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy hardcore music and action movies, but I couldn't care less about football, fast cars, drinking beer, shooting guns, or any number of other things a typical male is expected to like. 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 need to put on an air of phony machismo. 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.