I am logical and obsessive. When interested in anything, I give it my all. I enjoy philosophical discussion and debates. The more intellectually engaged I become, the greater my level of formality. At times, this leads others to erroneously perceive me as unemotional. Yet, behind my measured words is a very passionate and intense intellect. Others often find my demeanor intimidating. I admire those that allow their curiosity to overpower whatever anxieties they may feel.
I assure you, that I am one of the most reserved individuals you will ever encounter. I do not trust easily, but once I do, I share more deeply than most humans. Word games and play on words amuse me, yet, mind games do not. One of the reasons I try hard to be precise and concise with my language is because communication is naturally imperfect. Until and if we become telepathic beings, misunderstandings will arise. Furthermore, the more unconventional a mind, the greater the difficulty in conveying one's intentions and motivations to the more conventionally inclined.
I believe in directness, and honesty delivered with civility. I value self-improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I have no problems taking initiative in life. On the contrary, to wait for what we desire to crawl toward us is to waste the only life we get in constant stand-by.
Through years of self-reflection, I have come to know myself very well. To safely challenge oneself, it is important to understand where the boundaries of one's mind lie and perceive where new lines appear. I respect the boundaries of others and expect the courtesy to be reciprocated especially in matters of privacy.
Usually, I will disclose my thoughts more readily than my feelings. This is not to say that I avoid sharing feelings. It is simply that the majority of the time, to know how I feel about anything in particular I must first know what I think about it. Until I do, it unsettles me to share prematurely. It seems callous to risk disclosing information that may hurt the feelings of someone else when I can't verify its validity. Yet, I know that for many, the process of understanding is reversed. I am a good listener and if you wish, will help guide you through whatever process best suits you.
I strongly believe in equality between the sexes. It is extremely frustrating and irritating when others allow gender stereotypes to dictate their interactions with others to the extent that they project more than they perceive. When I interact with someone, an encyclopedia of their character appears in my mind. With every word and action, traits and characteristics take shape on previously blank pages. Soon, ideas develop about the person that lies before me.
You are an individual, not whatever gender group you belong to. I will not treat you better or worse because of the random gender you were born with or without. As it were, I consider myself psychologically androgynous. Whilst some androgynous minds may experience moments where they identify more with one gender than the other or both, I have always identified as neither. Know then, that if you hope to understand me, you will have to practice perception and abandon projection as much as you can.
Chances are, that you have never met (that you know of) anyone that identifies as neither gender. If so, then you are probably very confused and/or possibly curious. I do not expect you to understand, but if you wish to know more about me, I expect you to try. If gender androgyny is not new to you or even rarer, that you identify that way . . . :)
I have recently returned to OKCupid. The rest of the profile will be filled out as time permits. In the meantime, if you compare our questions, you will see that I provided descriptions to quite a few.