Thursday, February 19, 2009

Proust Questionnaire

--from Wikipedia


After Ennyman posted his list of 25 Random Things About Ed Newman, I decided that it was time for me to do some sort of list, too. So many questionnaires are going around on Facebook such as 25 Random Things About Me, The Name Game, etc. that I decided to do one of the originals, the Proust Questionnaire. Vanity Fair magazine still does one every month featuring celebrities.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Reading a good story

What is your greatest fear?
Jumping to conclusions

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Moral superiority

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Gullibility

What is your greatest extravagance?
Books and magazines

What is your current state of mind?
Irritated

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Moderation

On what occasion do you lie?
To not hurt someone else

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Decisiveness

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Compassion

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

A bird, so I could fly away whenever I wanted . . .

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“I don’t care.”

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Books

When and where were you happiest?
Right here, right now

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Surviving thus far

Where would you like to live?
In a city by the ocean

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Watching a bad sit-com

What is your most marked characteristic?
Steadiness

What do you most value in your friends?
Acceptance of imperfection

Who are your favorite writers?
Harper Lee and L. M. Montgomery

Who are your heroes in real life?
Police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, teachers

What is your greatest regret?
Not majoring in English or History

What is your motto?
Accomplish one thing each day

How would you like to die?
Quickly

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