I have a tendency to intimidate people, which is regrettable, but helpful, sometimes.
Side Note: I spent my high school years in the "punk scene" (I feel ridiculous saying that); consequently, whenever I approached someone of like "nerdy" mind, they thought I was mocking them or about to beat them up. This severely stifled the wellspring of actually beneficial relationships I could have had. Damn mitigating factors, and so on and so forth.
(I was raised in the quicksand and lava pits of 4chan, and spent too much time on reddit. Your trolling will have no impact.)
I'm extremely social and amiable, but occasionally my sarcasm and dry humor do not result in smooth interactions. I blame this on my parents, born and raised in Philly. I will go out of my way to make people laugh and smile, and if that means shamelessly mocking myself, I'm all for it.
I have been told on more than one occasion that I have a habit of sounding pretentious. I promise, most of the time, I'm not. Most of the time.
If you can make me laugh, and can have a conversation about anything from Foucault's Panopticon to Delta Blues, we'll be best friends. If you can teach me new words, I'm sold. If you can use expert puns, euphemisms, innuendos and mind-tangling word-play, I'll love you forever. Appreciation for Georges Bataille and Otis Redding means appreciation for you. Interest in Philosophy (particularly Continental/post-structuralist) and Transgressive Literature guarantees a response. I'm really into Critical Theory; therefore, Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Zizek, Ronell, etc. are colonizing my mind. If you want to talk Existentialism, I'm all ears. Political Theory is kind of my thing.