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I think that I am open, inquisitive, humorous, outdoorsy, creative, intellectual, athletic, social, energetic, collected and easy going. For better, or worse, I don't fit well into a "type" and hold a lot of (presumed) contradictory characteristics and interests. I read mostly non-fiction, currently, with an organizational development focus and love slapstick and bathroom humor (Family Guy being my all time favorite). I love the outdoors and remote camping trips and will just as willingly put on my 4" stilettos and go out dancing in the city. I will listen to modern pop and electronic music and later spend time playing Chopin on my piano.
Human relationships are something I value above all else, a close second is time spent outdoors.
In my professional life I work at a conflict management firm, where we specialize in providing training and consulting in negotiation, strategic communication and relationship management. My entry into the field was unplanned and serendipitous, as I currently can't imagine being anywhere else. Previous to that I did a stint with the Peace Corps in Morocco and prior to that I was working in the fashion industry in NYC (did I mention that I have seemingly contradictory characteristics?). Currently, I am also part of the board of a local non-profit.
All that said, I believe that our own perceptions of ourselves are often different than that of others and that compatibility in romantic relationships lies more in "chemistry" than in shared interests, or common backgrounds. Therefore, I am not very interested in carrying on long email exchanges on OKC and would prefer to meet soon after initial contact to see if we "click."