Saturday, July 4, 2009


and since i had it anyway...

The Proust Questionnaire

The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. Here is the basic Proust Questionnaire.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? to love and be loved in return
2. What is your greatest fear? loneliness
3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? impatience
4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? ignorance
5. Which living person do you most admire? lady gaga
6. What is your greatest extravagance? hair cuts
7. What is your current state of mind? pensive
8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? honesty
9. On what occasion do you lie? when the truth would only cause pain
10. What do you most dislike about your appearance? my posture
11. Which living person do you most despise? most? kim jong il?
12. What is the quality you most like in a man? loyalty
13. What is the quality you most like in a woman? confidence
14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "i should have..."
15. What or who is the greatest love of your life? fabio, my puppy
16. When and where were you happiest? florence, italy
17. Which talent would you most like to have? sing
18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? be more confident
19. What do you consider your greatest achievement? buying my home
20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? an italian boy
21. Where would you most like to live? florence, italy
22. What is your most treasured possession? my nikon camera
23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? being immobile in a hospital, no health, no hope, and lonely
24. What is your favorite occupation? shopping
25. What is your most marked characteristic? i can be blunt
26. What do you most value in your friends? loyalty
27. Who are your favorite writers? a.a. milne, david sedaris
28. Who is your hero of fiction? whinnie the pooh
29. Which historical figure do you most identify with? jesus
30. Who are your heroes in real life? cancer survivors
31. What are your favorite names? any italian name with a double "s", alessia, massimo...
32. What is it that you most dislike? being itchy
33. What is your greatest regret? that i have repeated certain regrets
34. How would you like to die? in my sleep
35. What is your motto? trust life


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