When it comes to social interactions, I tend to prefer quality to quantity. I would much rather have a few close friends than many casual acquaintances. I believe that growing up a shy child actually prepared me to appreciate the value of listening and being fully present to another person. I think shy people are cool.
I enjoy the excitement and aesthetic beauty of intellectual discovery. The birth of an insight. An epiphany. A shift in perspective. Observing or realizing new connections and interrelationships. Seeing something with a deeper level of clarity. The most exhilarating form of discovery is finding out something new about myself.