Years ago, I was applying for a job as Director of a community center in Terre Haute. I was working on my doctorate at the time. The community center was largely patronized by African Americans, and I was, of course, white. The interview team was courteous and interested, though I was getting some obviously questioning looks. Then a woman on the panel asked me, "How would people who know you well describe you?"
Well, that's a standard interview question, I suppose. The thing was, my older sister had just started a Masters degree, and for one of her writing classes had had to write a description of someone she knew well. She chose me. So I actually had an answer for that question. I immediately replied, "As a cross between Chaucer's Clerke and Neil Diamond's Brother Love."