I don't look down on anyone, unless I'm helping someone up! I am a recovering alcoholic (25+yrs) Lived, worked and went to school in So. Ca. for 15yrs. I am retired from Aerospace Ind. where I worked as an analyst. And PC Ind. as Purchasing director.
I fence 4-5 days a week. I don't know if you would call it a hobby...more like a passion. Next year I turn 60 and I'll have an opportunity to see if I'm as good as I and others think. Vet 60 epee at the US Nationals.
I'm selfish. Helping someone to help themselves comes back at me 10 fold. Yin/Yang, Karma deal. If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
Friendship, companionship, quiet conversation, loud debate, comfortable silence, agree to dis-agree are most important to me in a relationship. Shallow relationships, One niter's are a waste of time. I do not BS and have not the time nor patience for games. Motorcycles, Golf, Aviation, Fencing, Honesty,respect,trust..... I have time for.
I like me. Time alone for me is a given. Few, understand exactly how much I really like to be with just me. Those I choose to let into my world understand when I say "bunker time".
I've been told many times I have a "Unique" outlook on life in general. That, would be a gentle term. A professional, would more than likely suggest "creative thought process" and extremely contrary. Personally, I find fascination, wonder and great entertainment observing all around me... Usually, with detached amusement.
I can be opinionated, outspoken and at times too honest. I say what I feel. Some, take exception or offense. Which means my "people skills" went South again. My intentions are never meant to hurt or amuse at others expense . For the most part I crack me up.... And, share with those that don't need a translator.
My personality is best described as: Contrary.
Does not take Direction well/Easygoing/Flexible/Open-Minded, Flirtatious/Playful, Friendly/Kind, Humorous/Witty, Low Maintenance, Quiet/Shy, Self Confident, Unconventional/Free-Spirited, Twisted/Spin, Shift gears easily/ Act Normal when required.
Extroversion Scale 50Q Test - Your extroversion score indicates that you prefer to be alone rather than be forced into lots of social situations. Your approach to people (and problems) is usually low-key and deliberate, and you like to have just a few close friends rather than many acquaintances. However, you need to be aware that this independence and reserve can be seen by others as a little arrogant so sometimes you will need to make a special effort to "fit in."
Neuroticism (reactiveness) Scale 50Q Test - You have a high level of neuroticism. This means that your fight or flight response gets triggered very quickly. Although this is excellent for certain kinds of jobs, in a relationship it can cause a lot of misunderstanding. A potential partner might see you as anxious, tense, restless or possibly even depressed. You might even feel that you are responsible for solving relationship problems because others just don't seem to feel them. You can try counting to ten after receiving criticism, but you will find it much easier to understand someone who is closer to you on this "N" scale.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Casual meeting. Usually, first ten minutes will tell if there may be a connection.
Every day in the vertical, is an adventure and a gift.