Reading has been my hobby since childhood, and it is an activity, in which i spend most of my weekend time, till date.
I can read anything; ranging from newspapers, magazines, to science journals.
Even though the essay about you should be focused on your name and deeds, do not start writing with the trivial phrases introducing yourself.
It is still better to put an intriguing question which requires an answer in the end or begin with an interesting fact/quote/joke.
A person, who is just a keen observer cannot be a good researcher, but a good researcher must also possess the quality of being able to jot down his results, in a comprehensible manner, so that valid conclusions could be drawn out of it.
The researcher should not only be able to conclude his findings, but he must also have the capability to write the outcomes in a logical and easily comprehensible manner; it is only then, that his work becomes of real use to the society at large and the research community in particular.
I think, creativity is the key to any problem / situation.
One has to think creatively in order to break down a problem into the smaller and more manageable components. I am well versed with the various formats, in which research papers are written.
This could be a reason, that shopping interests me.
As a person, i think, i am sensitive, yet self-contained.