I'm planning to place a few ads looking for assistants. Both Personal, and separately, for business. Both probably part time.
But these people will have to work with me directly. Personally I'm looking for someone to do a mixture of handy work (at my direction), which should be easy to find in theory, but might include some heavy lifting, and requires at least some understanding of how to fix things, organize things, etc.
For business it would be a designer (probably went to Pasadena Design School statistically, or Cal Arts).
I think it wise both for their safety, and my sanity to warn them of what I'm like (so to say).
It is always better to have others reflect than to try to describe oneself. Given I don't relate to almost anyone, nor find people in media that represent my mind set or personality to serve as a simple example, it is a bit difficult.It does not fair very well for me that even my "own" list is a bit scary.
The closest fictitious characters I relate to would be Dr. House and Beetlejuice.
Although technically when I saw Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, it was one of the rare times I thought to myself, "ah, a character that is not an idiot".
And slightly less fictitious would be Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsay (these are the only two honest men on T.V.)
If you have met me in the past 5 years, please understand that you are seeing a heavily muted version of me, perhaps even a mooted version. Not because I'm tired or old (although both true), but rather because my cynicism has grown so much deeper that I simply don't share my true opinions or engage others as I used to.
The upside for both people would be that I will teach them how to move "faster" (physically or mentally). Specifically with a designer I plan to teach a lot of design theory, pattern, and other things they don't seem to teach in school anymore (if ever).
The genuine downside is if they don't have a solid sense of self, they will be torn to shreds...
"There's no crying in baseball"...
Of note, the picture of Ramsay, I found on a site titled "Gordon Ramsay Sued For Insulting Restaurant Owner on Kitchen Nightmares" ...ug...