I am sarcastic, first and foremost, but can be absurdly serious just as often, so much so that it has become a hindrance to me in regards to making friends very easily. My sarcasm is more often than not taken as me being rude, when it is simply me socializing in the way that is most comfortable for me. The vast majority of the time, my sardonic comments shouldn't be taken too seriously, as my sense of humor is just as snide as I am. I am not incapable of being nice or understanding - to a faulty degree, as I sometimes have great difficulty understanding why people react the way they do - and have no qualms with listening to a friend or friendly acquaintance vent their problems to me. However, when in a bad mood or provoked into an argument, I can, and often will, be nasty and cruel, possibly bringing up and using the issues vented to me as ammunition to get others to back down and leave me to myself. I have issues with my temper, and calm down faster alone and/or listening to music.