I have a very unique sense of humor that ranges between sarcasm and absurdity. I keep a clown nose in my desk drawer at work and have been known to use it to defuse contentious situations. In short, I take things seriously--just not very often.
I can be a very good listener and I've been told I give very good advice. If you can make me laugh most likely we'll become friends (as long as you're willing). I'm also a history/useless fact buff, but I try not bore my friends with historical anecdotes. In the "real world" I have been directly involved in every single foreign policy crisis the United States has faced since 9/11 and it's been a very interesting an humbling adventure. I certainly haven't saved the world, but I keep trying to.
My favorite type of person is someone who is curious about the world around them. I believe that the difference between just being alive and actually participating in life is simply a function of wonder. What I mean by that is if you can muster the effort to ask the question, "why" about even the mundane things around you, it's likely that you'll be fun to talk to.