My only child is 24 and has always been a joy, amazingly even through her teens. My goldendoodle Duffy is 96 pounds of goofy and thinks he's my kid too.
I am curious, half Norwegian and half Irish, secure, grateful, relatively intelligent, irreverant and much more. I try to find a lesson in every situation and believe there is always something to be learned. As with everyone else in our age group, I have had my share of trials and tribulations and I am thankful for the experiences. Of course I would rather have learned it all the easy way, but that isn't always a choice.
You should also be willing to try new things, honest to a fault, generally happy and ready to laugh with gusto, optimistic, and much more.