And what would you say your biggest issues in relationships have been?
Finding a balance between someone who was free-spirited enough, but level-headed enough for me. Also, finding someone who I connected with on a fun level and intellectual level. I usually put my best efforts into a relationship past the point where I'm becoming less interested.
what would you describe as your ideal relationship?
Supportive, adventurous, intimate, light-hearted.
what are your strengths? Weaknesses?
Strengths: Devoted, generous with time, attention, love to do things for my s.o., easy-going, open
Weaknesses: Not expressing my needs/desires (getting better), emotional, poor housekeeping, jumbled thoughts/feelings, need a lot of conversation/activity
how do you handle conflict? [/U]
Avoid aggressive confrontations and try to calmly and rationally discuss points of conflict. I also get very upset if I know my partner is hurt or angry.
I will argue passionately about issues I feel strongly about though (human equality in any way gets me fired up).
How do you prefer to communicate?
Active back-and-forth exchanges of thoughts, ideas, and energy. I like when there's a lot of sending and receiving on both ends and when people send messages clearly.
Great questions! This has been fun to read and respond to.