(this is his dominant personality type)
(he also shows elements of this type)
Mark Twain said, "What work I have done I have done because it has been play.” I take work and relationships, but not myself, seriously.
He has a broad overview of reality and likes to tackle large, complex issues and weigh all the variables involved.
He seeks an authentic connection with just about everyone you meet, and you want to have in-depth discussions with friends and colleagues about ideas and feelings.
He likes those who can focus on their goals – individuals who complement his restless soul-searching.
A few excerpts from his personality test:
- I pursue intellectual topics thoroughly and regularly
- I enjoy competitive conversations
- I highly value deep emotional intimacy in my relationships
His 11 interests
in his own words...
I was catching up on my reading the other day right after lunch, and according to the eminent Asian philosopher, P. F. Chang, “At a fun social gathering you will be introduced to a life-long friend.” Who can argue with a fortune cookie, right? Does this count as a social gathering? Remember when you were a kid and you and your friends opened up a new game? You probably wanted to just get the pieces out and start playing. “We’ll pick up the rules as we go.” But there was that one kid who always held up the game for a bit while he read the instructions. “I want to know the rules before we play!” Once he got started he had fun, but it was a bit of a pain, wasn’t it? But you kept him around because he was a funny kid who was good for a laugh and fun to be with. He didn’t take himself too seriously. Well, that kid was me, and I grew up to be a professional who still likes to know the rules, still likes to play, and still enjoys the games—whether they be teaching, performing, chess, or friendships. The good news is that I’ve kept my senses of humor and of the absurd. I’ve tempered my competitiveness by cultivating my generative and cooperative skills. Perhaps most importantly, I’ve learned how to improvise, how to experience pain, and how to lose. I am happy with my life; you might call me a “hopeful romantic.” I have a very fulfilling career as a teacher that affords me lots of opportunities to interact with students, to write, and to travel. I have good friends. (I don’t have a “large circle” of friends. It’s more like a medium trapezoid.) And I can find enjoyment in travel and activity, but also in quieter pursuits like chess, talking about a movie, sharing a good meal, or doing a puzzle I love to look forward and see possibilities for happiness and fulfillment. I read this quotation a while back, and I find it very useful: “Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.” I was sure this quote was by Woody Allen; turns
- Live alone
- I'd prefer to share this information with my matches later.
- Salt and pepper
What he's looking for:
- 40 - 60
- Not at all
- Buddhist / Taoist
- Christian / Protestant
- Christian / Other
- Not Religious
- Spiritual but not religious
- Bachelors degree
- Graduate or professional degree
- PhD / Post Doctoral