* As to my personality: *
I am a born leader, or "Field Marshal" (to use Dr. David Keirsey's term) personality type - Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judge, or ENTJ. Sometimes being broke suppresses the Extraversion, so I can come off as a behind the scenes, "Master Mind" type (INTJ) instead. Sometimes my "Master Mind" tendencies can seem autistic, though they are not. Other times my "Field Marshal" tendencies can seem narcissistic, though they are not. In either case, my personality suits me for leadership.
I have been a leader all my life. I was in student government for 8 years during grade school (5th through 12th), including 4 years as student body president (9th through 12th). After high school, I worked my way up nonprofit ranks as chapter advisor, regional director, research and education director, and president of a nonprofit. I also completed community college and transferred to UC Berkeley, where I stagnated for want of funding. I'm going back this fall or next.
More recently, I took part in Occupy Oakland, where I was part of the Tactical Action Committee. I have been in and out of various hard times and have lived on the streets for months on end in the past. I can live in luxury later, when I have settled my lawsuits and gotten back into and through school. That value choice of mind over matter is the best summary of myself I can think of.