I’m pretty much a Taurus through and through. Take that as you wish. I’m pretty sentimental, empathetic and a romantic at heart. I’ve very open with how I feel about the important people in my life. Sometimes I can get a little sappy, but so far that hasn’t led to any awkward situations. Being emotionally candid is something I take pride in, and it has strengthened all the meaningful relationships in my life. I think people are sometimes taken aback by it because they find it confronting, and so I tend to only closely befriend a small number of people. I don’t respond well to people who put up barriers or facades.
I suppose that's the kind of people I'm attracted to; people who are reflective, who don't try and simplify or categorize everything, and who aim to be completely honest with themselves. If we can't be honest with ourselves by recognizing and appreciating our limitations and shortcomings, how can we be honest with anyone else?
Making new friends can be a long process for me. It’s taken me two years, for example, to warm up to some of the people I’ve met at Uni. I don’t want to sound snobbish, it’s just who I am. Although I wouldn’t call myself shy and quiet, I am cautious because there are people out there who will exploit empathetic people for their own personal gain. Sometimes things can start to feel pretty lonely as a result. You start to wonder if you’re ever going to find people who understand things the way you do. I suppose I can seem conservative or boring to a lot of people who are interested in someone louder and adventurous. I'm totally open to doing new things; I'm just not very spontaneous.
Honestly, I’m quite nerdy (no apologies for that), but I like to think I’m reasonably fashionable and sociable. I like nice clothes and totally enjoy going out with friends regularly (and, on the very rare occasion, getting a little hammered). At the same time, I have a mountain of pop-culture merchandise in my room. Frankly, if that bothers you, there’s probably no point in messaging me.
There are only a few really important people in my life, and I would do anything for them that is within my power. That may or may not be a cliché, but it’s true. I’m always trying to do the best I can for the people I care about – even if it’s just by being there for them and listening to anything they want to say.