My life has been full of travel and more diverse experiences than most people I run into, so it is with varying degrees of perspicacity that I associate and/or identify with a vast assortment of cultures, subcultures, and thought groups. All of this has left me exceptionally open-minded, while cementing within me an optimistic brand of circumspection. I can 'chameleon' alarmingly well, blending in with nearly any societal group, which is a blessing and a curse. I can get along with anyone, but I can lose track of my own identity if I'm not careful.
I'm one of the most intensely emotional, caring people you'll ever meet, but that doesn't necessarily manifest itself immediately. I'm a very engaging, respectful person, and I love stimulating, intellectual conversations. I don't shy away from debate but I don't take things personally. You really gotta work to offend me, and I'm not capable of doing or saying anything thought-lessly.
I think a LOT, and I don't discriminate in any sense. New ideas, people, food, and places all fascinate me. I love to empathize. I haven't met many guys who are as sensitive as I am, and I mean that in a good way. Despite maintaining an objective and analytical stance toward most things in life, I have a distinct soft side. Thus, I'm a sucker for kids, baby animals, and crying people.
I'm fascinated by type and temperament indicators, and if you initiate a conversation about the MBTI, you will have my full and rapt attention. If you please, I'm an ENTP, though I'm not nearly as aggressive or aloof as the prototype. In fact, if you read an ESTP description and add a heavy dose of intuition, that's basically me to a tee. (If you're fluent in MBTI and you happen to be an ISFP, please please please write me and mention type duality. It's a subject of particular interest to me, but I've yet to find a willing and similarly interested conversant. Sad face.)
Goodness, there are so many I's in the preceding paragraphs. This shit reeks of navel-gazing. I'm prone to that, though, in the everlasting pursuit of greater self-awareness. It's not all peachy keen. I can be patient to my own detriment, and I don't very well handle incompetence of any kind. I can be inordinately lazy and irresponsible. I'm pretty sure I'm ADD, though I have yet to be clinically diagnosed. Combine that with my personality, and you get someone who could probably accomplish anything to which he puts his mind, but who either can't stop thinking about it long enough to give it some legs, or is just too lazy or distracted to pursue it.
When it comes down to it, though, I'm a massive bullshitter who loves to joke around and wring every last bit of fun and laughter out of any situation. There's not a joke I don't find funny, no matter how inappropriate, and that makes me feel bad and good at the same time. I have a pretty unique brand of humor, but it tends to get laughs, so I guess it works for me. In most social situations, I'm extremely light-hearted and easy-going, almost to the point of appearing shallow. But I run extremely deep, and I'm prone to crippling bouts of unexplained empathy.
I'm invigorated by banter and repartee, and if I could get paid to debate and discuss philosophy, psychology, economics, theory, or anything abstract and complex, I'd be an incredibly rich person. I'm constantly on the lookout for fascinating people, and my current social life is a bit detached, so I thought I'd see if anything comes of this. It seems that many of the ladies (girls? Women? Which is the preferred nomenclature for females in their 20's and 30's?) I find engaging and interesting are already taken, so if you think you fit the bill and you like what you see/read, hit me up! Not much can make me swoon quite like a girl who really knows her way around the English language.
If I've checked out your profile more than once, it probably means I've read everything you've written and I'd enjoy talking to you; so if I haven't messaged you, I'm probably just feeling shy. Don't hesitate to say "What's up, creepy person?!" :)
I'm into the Seahawks to a ridiculous degree and have two off-and-on sports blogging "jobs" covering them. If you're a football or baseball fan, and you like watching and/or attending games, please abuse the Message button.
I like to keep pretty active. I play USSSA softball recreationally (pitcher, what what!) and I love to golf when I can afford it. I ski pretty well (though I can't waterski to save my life), and I love to hike, camp, and backpack. I spent the majority of my formative years outside in the woods, and I'm as comfortable and at home in the subalpine boonies as I am in the heart of a big city.
More recently I haven't had the time or means to spend as much time in the wilderness, but when I have the time and the means, I hope to enjoy escaping to the Mt. Rainier National Forest with vigorous regularity.
I tend to watch more serious/darker TV shows. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, 24, Lost, The Following, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, Homeland, Sherlock Holmes, Heroes, Spartacus, etc. For a change of pace, I also enjoy Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, and New Girl. My most recent 'can't-stop-watching-them' shows were Psych, Archer, and Orange is the New Black. I've been realizing that if a girl likes Archer, she and I will probably get along really well. Maybe I should use that as a litmus test...
As far as music is concerned, I will literally listen to some of ANYTHING. I have like 75 different Pandora stations that I frequent. Rock, rap, metal, orchestral, big band, hip-hop, opera, Christian, country, oldies, classic rock, blues, piano, jazz, flamenco, and on and on and on.
Seattle sports (Seahawks & Mariners)
Women (honestly, duh)
I'm somewhat skeptical that I'll meet my dream girl here, but just in case she happens to stroll by, I'll hold up a mirror so she can see herself. In literally no particular order of preference:
Cute, sensitive, linguistic, outgoing, athletic, creative, clever, intense, carefree, passionate, supportive, uninhibited, emotional, realistic, witty, Seahawks fan, sense of direction, wild side, devoted, risque, boisterous, cuddler, classy, hilarious, thick-skinned, delicate, sincere, bootay, effervescent, cultured, uncouth, intuitive, ambitious, flexible, spontaneous, attractive, spiritual, nurturing, feisty, maternal, glasses, independent, reliant, fashionable, diverse, willing to read to this point.
If you can check off all of those, and I don't check off everything on your list of wants/needs, please let me know where I am lacking and I will remedy those deficiencies in a damn hurry, cuz lawdy you an angel! :)