Intense. I was called intense this weekend. At first, I thought of this as a serious insult. A huge negative connotation came to mind. Many of my students are intense, very emotional, a little off kilter, and just a lot to take in and handle. They have so much raw unfiltered uninhibited emotions. Thus, when I was called this, I thought, well crap. I need to do some work on me.
When I ponder on "intense" people I also think of those ladies you meet that are such perfectionist. Their children are in all the right things, look right, do right, etc etc. These moms workout a crap load and have it all in order all the time. They look a little strained. This is absolutely not me.