I'm an ISTP - mechanic / optimizer personality type, so I'm usually thinking of how to fix / improve things.
An important note to get out up front, I'm not into romantic exclusivity. I'm not averse to commitment or anything like that. I'm deeply committed to the well-being of all of the people I care about. I just don't want to ask people not to act on their romantic feelings for people just because we have romantic feelings for each other and vice versa.
I'm almost always completely honest. I love truth and just can't respect those who don't. Science is the bomb diggity. (whimsy fail?)
I'm a student of human nature. I find people fascinating, especially their beliefs. Hence my passion for psychology and philosophy. Most conversations I have end up meandering back to one or both of (often the interaction between) them.
I grew up in Virginia, in a sea of... how to say... strong anti-intellectual social trends. So, I became somewhat entrenched, leading to my abiding interest in philosophical education / activism.
I'm a Secular Humanist and I take Philosophy and the notion of the good life very seriously. I firmly believe that pretty much everyone wants to lead the good life, and that gives me tremendous hope.
I love to discuss / debate religious, broader philosophical, political, and social topics in a collaborative, friendly way and I do so as often as possible.
Politically I'm definitely an independent, though that label is quite dilute.
I really want to help make the world a better place. I try not to be cynical.
MacGyver and Captain Picard are my heroes. Oh, and the four horsemen... love them all (especially Sam, though).
*RIP Hitch (1949-2011)