At several times in my life, I've been asked, "What are you?"
This question is usually asked in the middle of conversation, which lends context. Whether discussing politics, religion, employment, or whatever, the intent is normally clear based on the topic at hand.
But a couple of times I've been asked what I am without any obvious context. It's usually when meeting someone, during the kitschy small-talk that follows.
When this happens, I'm left thinking about how I, and people in general, think of personal identity.
So, I was curious: What are you? What is the primary identity with which you identify yourself? What's that single categorization label that overrides the rest on the most basic level?
PS: Reading back over this, it looks like the most blatant piece of false-intellectualism I've ever written. Oh, well...
PPS: And if anyone posts to this, let's keep the responses clean and respectful, yeah? Cheers!