I am friendly, open and direct, once a rapport has been established. I am communicative, dedicated, persistent, patient, pensive, empathic, and accepting of people and their ways. I mind my own and keep to myself, but am open and sharing with close friends. I don't judge people and don't put much effort into arguing or proving things to judgmental / intolerant people.
I am an "all or nothing" person, willing to risk 90% for that elusive 100%. This philosophy has defined my life, as most of the major events were a result of taking a risky "long shot" rather than settling for something less than acceptable.
I'm autodidactical, as I have not had the opportunity to return to school until recently. I prefer to do and figure things out myself, always looking to understand how things interact, how they work, how they're designed, etc.
I like being around people I can actually do stuff with. This means that I more easily befriend those whose traits are more similar to my own, such as a sense of adventure and curiosity, being phobia and anxiety free, liking the outdoors, simple approaches, etc.
I'm quite stubborn and persistent when pursuing something; I don't allow obstacles to stop me until they actually do stop me. The smallest 'things' can pique my interest and derail my attention for hours or more.. A good conversation does it every time.
I don't hold grudges and I don't get jealous. I forgive easily. I look to simplify everything and opt to live simply. I go day to day as an observer, taking notice of things that many people overlook. While my mind may always be racing, my pace in life is generally unrushed and relaxed..
I would hope to get to know the person throughout - their beliefs, goals, experiences, preferences and the like.. (obviously, this isn't something that would happen right away or in a meeting or two; it's merely what my interest would be, and I would be open to anything that furthers this)