I'm an intellectual. I love learning new things, reading, having intelligent conversations or debates.
I'm quite an idealist and a romantic. Though this seems to constantly make life harder for me, it also fuels me to continue on. It is a blessing and a curse but I would not trade it for anything.
I'm a bit of a geek. I am not a big TV watcher unless it is with others. I'd prefer to read or play games if I'm alone.
I love creativity in all of its forms. I love a lot of music. I'd pretty much say I could not have made it this far without it (sure, cliche, whatever. Saying this is cliche is so cliche). I probably could but life would be a lot more boring and harder to deal with at times.
I swear sometimes that I am an artist born into an unskilled vessel. I have a very creative mind. I have always envied artists of many mediums. Somehow though, I have never had the skill to draw, paint, sing, or do many other things that an artist might find themselves doing. I'm good at solving problems in creative ways though!
People watching is pretty awesome. It should probably be an Olympic sport.
I'm a very open-minded person and I highly value this trait in other people. I have strong opinions about a lot of things, and I respect people who have conviction in their own beliefs as well. I think it is perfectly fine if our opinions differ, so long as you have reasoning behind your creed. Discussing these kinds of things can make for interesting conversations that all parties involved can grow from.
I love the rain. Perhaps this is not a defining personality trait and maybe it does not belong here. For some reason though, it makes me really happy. Thunderstorms are especially awesome.
I love challenges of all sorts. I never can seem to back down from a challenge that has been laid before me or a goal I have set for myself. I either go down trying or I (much more often) do whatever it takes to get there. This can be a huge positive trait, until I do not know when to call it quits for the sake of sanity.
I've never quite been able to decide if I am someone who is ruled by logic or by emotion. Neither has my brain, I think. I'm pretty sure there is an internal struggle raging in my head between the left and right hemispheres that may end one day catastrophically. They may simultaneously kill each other in their struggle for power, and I may just drop dead. So enjoy me while you can.
Life is one big gray area to me. I do not see anything in black and white.l Everything has to do with circumstances and perspective when it comes to right and wrong.
The "Other" in my religion answer mostly has to do with that I am spiritual, but not religious. For some reason OkCupid has no way to encode this information. I respect a lot of religions for their beliefs but I cannot side myself with any particular organized religion. However, I have extremely strong morals and I think that this trait should not stem solely from religious or spiritual beliefs. I immensely enjoy philosophical or spiritual debate with other open minded individuals.
As far as my own lifestyle choices go and the philosophies I tend to side myself with, I favor the ideals of Buddhism and a bit of Existentialism most. I am also a strong believer in Karma.
Unfortunately for me most of the time, I tend to see the good in people to a fault. I rarely cut ties in relationships (friend or otherwise) because I always try to see why people do as they do.
I'm a big believer in chivalry. This is a bit of a complicated topic, though. I'm mostly against gender roles. I think a stay at home dad is just as fine as a stay at home mom. I think women are just as capable of opening their own doors, or carrying their own stuff, or paying for a meal. However, I still think chivalry should have a place in the world and this is a strong belief of mine.
I have no tattoos or piercings at the moment (lame), but now that I'm not a poor student working at a job that forbids everything I'm planning to change that.
To me the most important characteristic a person can have is passion. Without it what is the point of life? This goes for myself, friends, and is a mandatory trait for me for someone I would be romantically involved with.
I am intelligent, passionate, and damn hilarious