I like to people watch. I'm usually the person who stands back and observes rather than jumping in with the crowd. I guess part of it is because of my psychology background that I like to interpret people's behavior, but I've always liked to interpret people's actions rather than get myself involved in them directly. Social psychology is what I've studied most, so it always fascinates me when I can accurately identify and perhaps predict social behaviors. I can be a private person, because I'm shy and because it takes me a little while to warm up to people. I'm constantly trying to work on that aspect of myself, but it's difficult. To have a better chance at getting me to open up, you have to be open yourself. I guess that's obvious but you'd be surprised how people don't pay attention.
Another thing, my friends have told me, is that I'm intimidating. I never intend to be a frightful woman, but apparently that's the image I portray. That is one thing I would change about myself if I knew how.
Something else about me.: I value learning, in any shape or form. I like people who can teach me something or expose me to something new that I might come to enjoy, a lot. I guess being open-minded helps a great deal. I also appreciate people who are into substance and not just the superficial.
I love things that most people love: music, books, video games and animals. I also love languages, writing, anime and collecting keychains. I also now love my Subbie.
I am patient, trilingual, and fairly witty
I'm also good at playing devil's advocate for arguments, even if I agree with the other person.
I'm also kinda good at picking up languages. I have Arabic and Japanese next on my list.
Smile. I've also been told that's nice.
From a mental aspect: I don't know.
Favorite shows: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Archer, The First 48, Rehab Addict.
Favorite movies: Fallen, Edward Scissorhands, Crash, The Last King of Scotland, The Matrix, Three Amigos, Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy, Up, Best in Show, The Stoning of Soraya M, Pan's Labyrinth, Stepbrothers, Bridesmaids.
Favorite music: Though I have eclectic musical tastes, one of my all-time favorite bands is the Deftones. A few other favorites are Nightwish (the era of Tarja primarily), Gackt, Basement Jaxx, John Legend, Musiq, Sade, Maxwell, Kamelot, Bloc Party, Gotan Project, Kelly Rowland and Outkast.
* Good company.
* An active imagination.
Actually, I spend time thinking about what makes people act the way they do. I am fascinated by social psychology and its aspects, so I just like dissecting behavior. I like understanding what makes people do the things they do.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about our country (the United States of America) and the way we're going, and what we're doing with it. With all the recent changes (both bad and good), I guess it can't be helped.
And frequently, I find myself thinking about how to make myself a better version of myself. I'm a work in progress, as most everyone is.
Pro-tip: If your first message just consists of "hi", feel free to try a little harder. ;)
Also, if I don't respond for a couple of days, then please send me a reminder message! I'm sure I'd love it. :)