I dont know if there's any protocol about introduction threads restricting them to a post in a single thread so I'll just post a thread devoted to saying hello, hope no one thinks I'm being egotistic and I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules.
Well, I'm a 30yr old male whose passions are reading, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly fantasy, science fiction, psychology and good unobvious social theories, history, politics and now and again spy novels, I like graphic novles and comics too. Besides reading, I'm interested in social networking, martial arts, women/dating and all things appealing to my adventurous inclination.
By profession I'm a social worker but I dream of working as a therapist or analyst instead, there's limited scope to develop the sorts of personal and professional interests I have in the helping professional role I'm in.
By political conviction I'm inclined towards socialist ideas, although I'll hear anyone out and tend not to believe that the state is a means for introducing or furthering the ultimate goals of socialism as I understand it.
I've had a life long interest in social theory, although I was slow to warm to or become interested in psychology for a whole range of reasons, it is one of my core interests now and I'm particularly interested in personality theories and assessments. I'm presently reading my third or fourth book on Jung, just finished one on Freud and most of my other reading on psychology has taken in Bowlby, Winnocott, Fromm, Horney and a lot of authors I cant really recall or know how to spell their names.
Just found the forum in a general search and I like to visit forums too, so I thought I'd give it a shot.