At my best, I have the mind of a research scientist but the soul of a poet - not that I'm necessarily at quite my best very often.
In addition to my current life as a tech geek I have made pottery, been a graphic designer, and have played multiple musical instruments albeit my technical ability never matched my high standard of taste.
I think I have a somewhat rare blend of creativity and intuition to go along with strong analytical abilities.
That is because I strive to be balanced: mentally, emotionally/spiritually, and physically. Or maybe I try to be balanced because I possess a rare blend of creativity and analytic skills...
Due to my misspent youth I am considerably more edgy than your average suburban tech geek daddy.
In college I enjoyed the philosophy classes so much I audited several of them in addition to my regular classes. However even at 18 at my most dewey-eyed idealistic I knew that it wasn't a practical life route. Not that I let it stop me.