In the spirit of me trying to understand what the hell I've been doing all these years (what in the hell went wrong? lol), here is an ex of mine for your typing consideration. Please don't quote pix.
Typical--reading a book:
On the far right:
As for personality, man, I have so little objectivity, 'cause back in the day this guy totally broke my heart. (We're still friends, though, albeit distant ones.)
He's now a neuroscientist working in a university setting, but overall his approach is pretty humanistic. He enjoys teaching, whereas many of his fellow scholars don't. Extremely well read, extremely intelligent. Stubborn--sees things his own way, thinks things through in his own manner and has his own particular view of the world. About 50 percent of the time you'll see him reading. (History, psychology, cultural studies, you name it.) Very into his own family heritage.
When he was younger, he and his brainy best friend sat around and played these complicated games they had devised using military strategy and chance--I wasn't too interested and didn't even understand it but thought it was charming. He tended to have something military about him in general--swords, guns, wearing fatigues as part of his everyday clothing, the family kilt, interest in every facet of military history with him identifying with mercenary soldiers, etc.
Not a foreign-language or arts-oriented person.
A southern gentleman, quietly eccentric, goofy sense of humor, holds a lot inside, friendly but keeps to himself a lot and you'll see him one-on-one with people or in small groups related to his longtime interests. (Marksmanship, climbing.) He can be pretty "touchy" and even suspicious, but I don't know if he's like that with everyone.