I've received a myriad of comments from friends, co-workers, and various people I've come into contact with and I'll try to categorize them in order to provide some sort of coherent idea of what I must be like to others in real life
To my not-close-friends and co-workers (the ones I just associate with) I've been described as being very quiet, shy, friendly, warm, and caring but also very serious and "tightly wound up", so much so in fact that I've had a few people joke that I'd be one of those impulsive people that just quietly go to the store one day with an uzi and shoot everyone is which is totally NOT the image I want to put off!
To my superiors/supervisors/bosses/etc.. I'm told I'm very serious and statical, in dire need of smiling more often as I work (I tell them I'm just focused on whatever it is I'm doing and that as soon as someone speaks to me, then I usually smile a lot ) but that I'm pretty dependable and "seem to have a brain" which was certainly an odd compliment
To my close friends and family (which is only a handful of people): I've been told I can alternate between being very quiet and warm to being really outgoing, snarky, and obnoxious. I've been told I am dependable, that I give off this calm, 'safe' aura that puts them at ease, that I have a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor, but that I also worry about stuff too much and am "way too nice to people" which is usually meant that I let people walk all over me. This may be true but I'd like to think I've worked on that some My ESTP dance partner told me that she loves my sense of humor and that she doesn't feel like she HAS to talk to me, whereas my ENFx roommate thinks I have a really devious side to me that I don't show anyone (which could be true, but only slightly ) and that I'm too quiet for her. I can't win
I tend to surprise them when I swear or cuss ("Oh my god, Matt just said a bad word!") which makes me wonder just how much of a goody-two-shoe I come off as.
Not sure what sort of picture that paints about me, but there you have it.
I'm kinda like that... Only a lot more invisible. (See avatar.)