I love learning, even if the subject has nothing to do with my job or daily life. I strive toward the unattainable goal of understanding the world. Coursera/iTunes U/Wkipedia are my best friends and I read the news compulsively. I study math and computer science, but I'm a social science guy at heart. It's awfully difficult to find a middle ground between those two extremes.
I tend to be accepting and get along with a wide variety of people. That said, I have a very strong moral compass; if you are a jerk to other people for no good reason, or in some other way make the world a worse place, then we won't get along.
I also tend to be very direct (some might alternatively characterize this as "tactless"). I find it annoying when people beat around the bush.
Politically I'm center-left, but I don't have anything against people with different political views (within reason). I'm Jewish and it's part of my identity, but I'm not very observant. I enjoy some of the moral aspects of the religion though, and plan to raise my children Jewish.