I consider my self reticent and shy, though average folks in my life at work and play don't believe this self-definition. On the introverted side, but not at all a shadow. I am an extremely patient person, an intellectual in variety of interests, and a generally self-aware and evaluative person.
The type of woman I'm attracted to is intelligent, comfortable with herself, strong-willed, forgiving, and mentally flexible. My interests include all sciences, Sci-fi, Nature, Travel, Hiking, Books, Current Events, Classical Music, Biology and pretty much anything. I have an odd, quirky sense of humor, often amusing myself more often than others. Basically I like people that are curious and always learning. Being non-religious and having liberal politics are musts.
And finally...I'm a sucker for scientists. A woman in pin-striped pants also gives me pause. Oh, and gummy bears are my kryptonite. Yum!