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My self-summary
I moved to Nebraska in August for a job at UNL after graduating from a masters program in Kentucky. I'm an artist, a philosopher, a filmmaker, and most importantly, INFJ. I am HAPPILY engaged and only looking for fellow artists with whom to collaborate on my films. Or a 50/60-something dude for my adorable Mom.

I would really like to meet people in Lincoln who share my aesthetic and intellectual interests. Surely someone is a Tarkovsky fan here, right? A Nietzsche scholar? A human catalog of Tom Waits' and Frank Zappa's music? Yeah, maybe not, but I'm putting it out there! Let's make movies!
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the Art Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have a master's degree and I'm working towards eventually getting that PhD; trying to succeed in academia while maintaining my caring, patient, non-judgement attitude. This is a hard balance because judgement is such a huge part of the culture of academia. Also I care a great deal about my family. I came from a lower-middle class family in KY and my parents split up when I was 18, so my understanding of family has undergone some changes. But I am best friends with my siblings, of which I am the oldest. I try to maintain a balance in all things. I have become obsessed with balance. My progress is slow, but I'm terribly stable for a person as emotional and sensitive as I am.
I’m really good at
Professionally I am in the arts so naturally I think everyone else must be better at it than me because they're making more money, but I find personality has a lot more influence on how much money people make than does their skill or produce. So I've become an amateur personality theorist in addition to being an artist. I'm slow at success in academia because I have never used someone else to make myself more powerful, though I have been put at the bottom of that situation. I'm good at doing what I have to, when I have to. I work jobs that are not fulfilling because they're marginally related to what I really want to be doing, and because I don't expect anyone else to support me financially. Because I'm good at relating to people, I'm good at relating disparate things. I'm very trans-disciplinary in my approach to everything. I take a long time to make decisions and miss opportunities sometimes, but I never have regrets.
The first things people usually notice about me
I speak in terms of astrology and Meyers Briggs types and I don't eat meat. This is what people seem to remember because they enjoy making fun of me for them. It's not that these things are such the hugest part of me so much as they are more noticeable to people than my other traits like generosity or intellect.
The six things I could never do without
1. Total Fidelity
2. Mutual Creative Encouragement and Projects
3. Mutual Work and Energy
4. Intellectual Discourse
5. Total Honesty
6. Physical Affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Personality, Neuroanatomy (I used to have epilepsy), Philosophy, Art, Music, Why people do things. Why anything, really. That is a philosopher's question.

I have been tested by complex algorithms and magic to reveal the following scientific reports!

I am categorized by the following personality types:
-INFJ, according to the MBTI. This personality type is called by the archetype, "The Protector," or "The Empath."

-4w5 as indicated by Enneagram testing. Type 4 is "The Individualist" often called The Artist and a 4w5 is a analytical researcher version of type 4.

-I'm decisively Scorpio as indicated by the gods of astrology. And even if it's illogical, it's a good description in this case.

I prefer to ask why than how. I prefer people to ask the same questions. It's not so important that they have the answers, in fact, I'm happier with people who don't have the answers no matter if they ask why or how. I prefer people who love learning not for what it will get them, but for the joy of exploring our vast world and all it's mysteries.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching Criterion Collection! I like good restaurants. Let me know if there are any in Lincoln, because I'm from Louisville, KY, the foodie/craft beer mecca of the near south.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will admit it all, sometimes without provocation!

But for something that will amuse the reader:

I was given a deck of Tarot cards for Christmas by my brother's girlfriend. She's a designer, so of course, these things are cool to look at. They have a more interesting style of imagery than your usual fruity-lookin' Tarot deck. But I also learned that you are not supposed to read Tarot unless someone else gives you a deck. So now that I'm a chosen one, I am learning how to read Tarot. It's quite fun. Ask me, and I'll read your Tarot sometime!
You should message me if
1. You are a composer.
2. You've read some of Nietzsche's catalog.
3. You've read some Carl Jung.
4. You are interested in the relationship between Werner Herzog and the late Klaus Kinski.
5. You share my aesthetic sensibility.
6. You know guitar players are a dime a dozen (even if you are one, but if you are, you can play Rautavaara and roll your eyes when someone plays Stairway to Heaven and feels impressive)
7. You don't think playing Stairway to Heaven on guitar is the least bit interesting on any level.
8. You have a "concept" when you create art, not just a mental picture or a "vision." I.e. equal parts philosophy and craftsmanship.
9. You don't think vegetarians are weird, creepy or wrong.
10. You have made honest self-reflection and critical questioning the biggest part of your life.

If you like, visit www.lexibass.com where my artz iz.