What do I bring to the table for others?
Questions like this require me to promote myself a bit and I am not very good at that, but let me try.
Passion: If something or someone strikes my fancy, I tend to get very into it/them. I will, at least for awhile, talk to the moon and stars about it/them. I don’t do things half-heartedly. This has resulted in a near encyclopedic knowledge of some weird subjects.
Cooking skills: I am a pretty decent cook/baker. Tell me your dietary preferences/restrictions and I can make something you’ll probably really enjoy.
Humor: I have a dry, British sense of humor. It can verge on dark and sometimes morbid, but I can laugh about it.
Research skills: Tell me what you want to know and I can find it for you. I am really good at using the resources at my disposal and forming the right questions and keywords to find out basically whatever I want to know.
Emotional awareness: I have a decent understanding of how my emotions manifest in my head and in my body, so I can tell you how something makes me feel.
Loyalty: I am very loyal to my partners. I will tell you if I think something is a bad idea. I will support you and your endeavors, even if I disagree with them. I will talk about your charms to the people I care about.
Openness: I don’t believe in hiding the people I date, from each other or from other people I care about. The only places I’m closeted are at work (even so, I have a picture of me and my partners at my desk and would be honest if anyone ever asked me about it) and to my extended family (working on that in therapy right now – it is my plan to change that within the next year or so).
Gah, that’s all I can think of for now. Maybe will edit to add some later.