To be completely honest, I'm an armchair intellectual. Most of my energy goes into over-analysis and making broad declarations about society and philosophy and culture-collisions (I find them fascinating). You should probably not take me any more seriously than I do. That said, I do what I can to make sure I stay reasonable.
And here's a bonus for you special ladies: I will absolutely admit when I am wrong. I'm telling you, man. You're getting the whole package here. Ican'tbelieveitIgottatellya.
I enjoy throwing concepts around with other people, because I know that I learn more about a subject if I've got someone to talk to about it. I really enjoy tasting other people's perspectives. Chewing ideas and spitting them back and forth, if that's not too off-putting an image for you.
I'm somewhat sporadically competitive, but I think it brings out the best in me. Because the alternative to tricking myself into motivation and interest through rivalry (even if it's all in my head!) is procrastination and self-indulgence. AND FAILURE.
So yeah. Trying to balance between sane and fun.