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...it takes two to tango). 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 there are places in DC where one person can make a difference.
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.