If you knew me you would find me to be succinct, honest and straight forward; however, over time I am learning to be more tactful. I feel that candid and open communication is a must; people are not mind readers. I am not the type to just ramble at the mouth like a drunken bum in the back of a run down bar (not that you can't find their convos interesting at times), but would rather sit back, listen, and learn. I seek people who are: honest, understanding, intellectual, educated, humorous, quick witted, even-tempered and grateful for what they have. People that are highly opionated, closed-minded and overly judgmental are a major turn off. Mostly, I try to enjoy everything in life and not take anything for granted. I am adventurous and like new experiences. I like to be constantly challenged. I have a thirst for knowledge and always looking to improve upon things. I can be shy around new people at first until I feel that I can trust. Trust should be earned not given up front. I love to read quotes. Below are two of my favorites: " A true measure of a man is how he treats someone who will do him absolutely no good". - Ann Landers. And, "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expecting to give which is everything."