It's very interesting to think about all of the different ways that we are perceived. We can look like a completely different person from one person to the next. So much of it depends on circumstance, timing, mood, relationship, their perspective, etc.. This question really makes you wonder who you are at the core.... because even your own perception of who you are is just that, a perception. If I look at myself one way, and 85% of the people I run into look at me another way, who's right? It's all subjective eh?
Ultimately, I think I've probably been described in just about every way possible at one point or another. Well, hopefully not every way. My aim is that people see me as a caring, open, fun loving, interesting, happy, centered, hard working, semi-intelligent individual. On a good day, hopefully I'm at least a few of those things. On a bad day, you'd probably hear something more like; that selfish, disconnected, foul smelling, loud mouthed, inconsiderate so and so.... :)
My ideal description, from another's point of view, is summed up in an email that I received just the other day from my girlfriend Beth. With her permission, I'm posting it below. This is one of the most amazing emails I've ever received. It touched me deeply and obviously gives me a good idea of what she thinks of me and our relationship. But what I realize most from this email is just how amazing she is. It shows me just how thoughtful, caring, beautiful, open, and honest she really is. I am a very lucky guy and yes, she was describing me on a very very good day (to say the least). She makes me want to be the man that she sees in me. I'm trying hard!