I compensate for my shyness by being a good listener. I'm interested in other people's stories and I have many of my own to tell. I'm an avid cook and traveler and the two passions go well together--I often take cooking classes when I travel and I bring back interesting spices when possible. I've worked and lived in Southeast Asia, Mexico, and South America.
Compassion, humor, a sense of adventure, and a sense of humor are important to me and I think I have these. I give people the benefit of the doubt, but I don't suffer fools gladly.