I enjoy hiking and being outdoors. My goal is to hike every stretch of trail in Boulder this year, and I've done about a third so far. My favorite local hike is Bear Canyon; I appreciate the variety of the spectacular and the subdued, and the birding is great.
I want to make the world a better place and am passionate about effective altruism. I'm not fussy about how I improve the world or which global problems I work on; my goal is to as much good as I can and I'm happy to choose whichever problem I'll be able to help with the most. My intention is to live relatively frugally and donate whatever I don't need to the most efficient charity I can find (givewell.org is great for this).
I don't naturally seek socialization, but I tend to enjoy being around other people anyway. The lack of a strong social drive makes it hard for me to make friends, but I've known the ones I have for many years and am very close to them. I enjoy conversations about virtually anything intellectual, and tend to focus on areas in which I disagree with other interlocutors. My brother once said he had "never seen a better living personage of devil's advocate."
I prefer one on one interaction to conversing in a group. When talking to multiple people I'll often think of something pithy on a topic right after the group moves onto another topic, so it's harder to discuss an issue in depth. I prefer listening to talking. I'm more interested in refining my opinions than in changing those of others.