“Epithets for yourself: Upright. Modest. Straightforward. Sane. Cooperative. Disinterested.”
Marcus says not to try and exchange them for others but I have a few additions:
Empathetic. Open. Diligent. Ambitious.
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I love that quote, and I find myself referring to it often, I agree with two of your four additions but (Empathetic & Open) seem to fly in the face of being disinterested and I would say that it is more often then not a good thing to be open, I would use the word accessible in its stead.