I like reading, writing and learning new things in general.
My favorite defense mechanisms are intellectualization and humor.
I have an undergrad degree in Biotechnology and remain passionately interested in how life works.
I prefer people who are willing to be direct and speak their minds, solve problems rationally, and get on with their lives. But I'm usually cautious till I get the measure of a person. With kindred souls this can take hours or days, with others, weeks or months. But good friends grow towards each other over time.
If I like someone I'm willing to invest, intellectually and emotionally, in their obsessions so we can explore that part of the world together.
I believe that anyone who loves reading Tolkien is worth talking to. I used to do archery and fencing, rock climbing, and paintballing but haven't had the time or opportunity lately.
I've been a teacher, an e-learning specialist, a professional writer and a web developer. I've done a little bit of work with augmented reality, which was fun, but there's not a big enough market for that kind of thing to keep me busy full time.
For those into Myers Briggs, I'm an INTP. What made Myers- Briggs so darn popular, anyways?