I read the first one and was definitely struck by how much it described me and I'm not sure how much I liked that it did:
You're a real nice guy to be around. It's like you decided a long time ago that what you do and feel isn't too important, so you'll concentrate on everyone else instead.I've had three people say this sounded like me, including myself. It's less that what I do and feel isn't important and more that I've spent quite a bit of time finding ways to be more flexible in terms of my happiness. My happiness still has to come first since I can't help others if I'm not already happy with me. But the ways in which I can be happy are rather varied and fluid. It also makes me happy to see others be happy. I know that if I don't watch myself that this can become a trap but I've got a bit of experience with it and I keep my senses open.
Wrapt in Crystal, Sharon Shinn; p. 85.
The second quite is also descriptive of me and what I do in my everyday life:
I have too much affection in me to bind it up in one person — I have so much to give, so much I want to get back. I want to get as close as I can to the people I love — I want to absorb them and understand them and make them a part of me. It seems artificial to me to choke off that love, to deny it, when no one is hurt by it and everyone is — uplifted.As you may've noticed, I do have a life-partner and no other relationship can impinge on that. But at the same time, I sure do like people a lot. Especially my friends and chosen family.
Wrapt in Crystal, Sharon Shinn; p. 178.