With regards to school/work I am competitive and fairly driven. I like what I do and feel compelled to be the best I can at it. Solving difficult problems is very rewarding to me and I enjoy working in the lab.
In contrast, I'm not competitive in my relationships with family and friends. That sort of thing doesn't make sense to me because that's not the point of friends and family. I tend to follow the lead of others and go along with the flow. I try to be a good friend, family member, etc. and especially avoid not helping/being there by saying I'm too busy. This can get tricky being in grad school but I think everyone is satisfied. I think a lot of people write me off as an automaton that only does its grad school job. It's not that, I just like to have some separation between work and personal life.
Besides school, I spend a lot of time coaching fencing. I kind of fell into it. Working with kids is not as bad as I thought it would be. As for outdoors stuff I do a bit of hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and archery (I shoot bales of hay). I'm planning a trip in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Colorado in June to climb one of the fourteeners. My longest trip was ten days in New Mexico and it was great. Being out in the woods with forced isolation from all the distractions we have is really nice and I wish I could get more of it.
The people I end up liking the most are those that I butt heads with initially.