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My self-summary
Some people call me smart, that doesn't sit well with me. I am also caring and empathetic, and this is the side I like the most. I love my family and friends, and I love meeting new people. I have a strange, yet good natured sense of humor, and I get on famously with people who understand that.

In addition, I tend to understand things - people and situations - in a very intuitive way, which I think came about from being through a lot. I love deep conversation with people who appreciate this.

I happen to be quite the nerd - I love cult TV shows (see below), the odd game to share with my nerdy siblings, and I'm very academic. All of these traits combined might make a love of sports seem like it doesn't fit, but I love playing tennnis and squash, and watching AFL (go Bombers!).

Anyway, that's enough self summary. On to what I'm doing with my life...
What I’m doing with my life
I have spent a long time at University, studying both Psychology and Mathematics, and I work at Uni teaching mental health first aid - a job which I love. I am also completing a PhD in applied mathematics focusing on making mathematical models of the brain. Hopefully my future work will involve all of the above! Did I mention that I have a big, super-nerdy work ethic? Its something I'm really good at. Speaking of which, on to the next section...
I’m really good at
1. Making fun of myself. I figure if you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at anything. Its harder than it sounds, I think, but I respect anyone who can do it well.
2. Perspective taking. I can easily put myself in other people's shoes. This helps no end with how I get along with most people, especially if they come for some kind of help.
3. Crisis intervention. I have a lot of experience dealing with crises that others face (and a few of my own).
4. Explaining complex things to uninterested people. Seriously, you wouldn't believe how many people aren't interested in having me explain my maths PhD in detail! Inconceivable...
5. Sudoku. It speaks for itself, but its not somehing that is obvious to look at me and guess. People usually first notice other things...
The first things people usually notice about me
- "I swear you look exactly like this other guy..." (I'm a twin)
- "You're good at explaining stuff."
- "You really love your siblings, don't you?"
- "You're into lots of nerdy movies, TV, games and stuff, aren't you?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings.
Movies: American Beauty, A Beautiful Mind, Fight Club, Silence of the Lambs, the list goes on...
Shows: Buffy, Firefly, Angel, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Castle, etc.
Music: REM, U2, Matchbox Twenty, Mike Oldfield, The Beatles, Billy Joel, etc.
Food: I'll try anything once - can't do without it.
Six things I could never do without
Not in order:
1. The internet.
2. My phone.
3. Skype (combining 1 and 2).
4. Variety.
5. A captive audience.
6. Time to think about life's big questions.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Would I have turned out the way I did if some of my major events were different, or was I always going to be this way? Why am I so different from my identical twin in some ways? Is it more important that my views on how I got here reflect reality, or that they allow me to cope with life? At what stage should gentle understanding give way to brutal honesty? What will I do on Friday?
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a movie of some description with the other people who live with me. I might also be swing dancing - great fun if you give it a go.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd love to tell you more, but you will have to ask me in person, if you dare...
You should message me if
If you are a girl who is caring and deep, has nerdy interests, and is an independent thinker, then you should definitely give me a message. Also if my disjointed ramblings about myself have you interested and intent on learning more, feel free - I don't bite!
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