I am somewhat of a self-motivated and reclusive person. Privacy is of utmost importance! And respect is a must! I do not waste my energy on arguing or bickering for it shortens the lifespan.
Intellect really turns me on, and this is not necessarily based on academic accomplishments. I have a yearning attraction to honesty and candidacy, as I try my best to reciprocate such. I try to surround myself with compassion, sincerity, understanding and caring.
I am always open to constructive criticism that helps build the relationship. Open communication makes an enduring foundation quite difficult to penetrate -- the Bill/Hillary Clinton and Barack/Michelle Obama images. My mate must be very strong but yet sensual and affectionate.