I'm a calm person and way better in listening than smalltalk. I'm into the practical side of things and I cultivate a constructive approach on problems and criticism. I enjoy helping people and won't abandon friends when times get rough.
Besides that, I like to know how stuff works, at least so far that I can get it to work the way that I want. I love playing around with new consumer electronics to see what they are capable of.
I tend to have a good sense of humour, too, and sarcasm is my second mother tongue.
I am, by the way, REALLY bad in reading subtexts in verbal communication. Id rather hear things less polite but straight forward than in some unnecessarily encrypted way. If you need to tell me something, just do it. In fact, I find it very annoying when people are unable to communicate clearly.
In return, I rarely hide my opinion behind flowery words, but rather say honestly what I think. I am absolutely able to come to terms with compromises unless they completely contradict what I stand for. In the latter case, I can be rebellious and stubborn too (and I have a little history in fighting authorities for acting in an unacceptable way).
I am a staunch defender of human rights, for I believe real progress is only possible once people lay aside things like ethnicity or religion and come to terms about universal values. I also believe that cooperation beats rivalry. (Refugees welcome, by the way).
Else: Thinking about life, exploring the vast world of video games and consumer electronics, engaging in political discussions. Or roaming about with some friends, but Im not much of a party tiger. I do like to explore new places, especially if theres a chance to gamify that experience.
I do have my lazy times, but I generally like doing sports (boxing, football, squash, fitness etc).
Singing. Ive come quite far by practising for myself for about three years now. Before that I thought I had no mentionable talent for this at all. I still wonder how I was able to overcome this and actually get started. Makes me kinda proud ;)
Fun Fact: I also own a Ukulele but theres not much progress to report after 10 years of occassional playing.
Cooking. I always loved experimenting with food, especially one I don't know. While I am not so much of a baker, I am quite successful in creating nice and creative lunch meals, dinners and cold desserts.
Playing (some) computer games. Well. I began my geek career when I was 4 or 5 on some old Sinclair PC with a datasette drive. I do love well executed, immersive role playing games but also casual fun stuff such as Mario Kart (everyone knows Mario Kart, right?)
Shows: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Community, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Supernatural.
Books: Kishon, Pratchett, Orwell, Watzlawick, The Road (Cormac McCarthy), A Song of Ice and Fire and others, cant remember them all.
Food: Foreign specialities of different sorts, can live without meat and other animal products (and I do, most of the time, meaning Im "almost-vegan")
Music: tends to vary, Im not tied to any genre (Im not a really a huge fan of hip hop and rnb, tho). I like (symphonic) metal, rock music, also Indie pop & rock at times, but also some mainstream stuff as well as classical music.
Okay then, let's imagine those six things are meant to take on some distant, uninhabited island...
A book, for I am a reader.
A pen, for I am a writer.
A ball, for I am a playful creature.
Some seeds, so I can create life on barren land.
No socks, so I can leave footprints.
A friend, so there is someone to trust.
And in less philosphical and more practical terms: My smartphone, internet, my glasses, food, oxygen
So here are some possibilities:
I might be playing video games or watching movies (or wasting time on failblogs or similar websites).
I might be out with some friends.
I might be having a loooong conversation with a friend.
I might be practising sports.
And on rare ocassions I might be even out partying.
Or just recovering from a weeks work in front of the tv or with a book/e-reader in my hands.
(PS: Im not A-listed, so I don't know who presses the "like" button on my profile)