Proust Questionnaire

So, in a writing class our professor gave us the Proust Questionnaire to help us learn more about each other, and it’d be great to see other people’s answers too! So feel free to answer in the comments below!

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?

I’m lounging in bed on a Saturday morning, cuddled around my S/O. We’re in a beachhouse in some tropical country and can hear the ocean in the distance. We’re financially stable, probably married, we own a couple dogs and a cat.

__2.__What is your greatest fear?

I’ll be honest: dying alone with having accomplished nothing in my life.

__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I’m a master procrastinator.

__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Selfishness. The kind of selfishness that let repubs vote in an orange cheeto.

__5.__Which living person do you most admire?

My youngest sister. She’s brilliant, hardworking, and savvy at just about anything.

__6.__What is your greatest extravagance?

Convention going. I know I can’t afford them, I like wasting my money on stuff.

__7.__What is your current state of mind?

Optimism

__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Detachment. People need to be more empathetic to other people’s struggles.

__9.__On what occasion do you lie?

To save another person’s life.

__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Oh god, the dysmorphia. But my face probably because it just has so much POTENTIAL but still doesn’t look right.

__11.__Which living person do you most despise?

T R U M P [But let’s be honest, it’s more what he stands for.]

__12.__What is the quality you most like in a man?

Charm.

__13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Same. Charm.

__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Any curse word. I use all of them.

__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Traveling is my greatest love. There’s so much to see out there.

__16.__When and where were you happiest?

Playing Uncharted 4, usually at home.

__17.__Which talent would you most like to have?

Acting. If I could act and get famous for it, that would be pretty cool.

__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Instantly a biological guy. It’s a work in progress.

__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Either Getting the Gold Award for scouting or being accepted by M.I.C.A. I love scouting and art, and it was nice being rewarded for something I worked hard on.

__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I’d come back as Chris Evans in a heartbeat!

__21.__Where would you most like to live?

A nice quiet beach town.

__22.__What is your most treasured possession?

My STP packer. Just wearing it makes me feel more complete.

__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

The misery of wanting something and being willing or actively working hard towards it, but still not quite making it.

__24.__What is your favorite occupation?

Artist. I could just draw and paint all day.

__25.__What is your most marked characteristic?

My smile I’m told.

__26.__What do you most value in your friends?

Their kindness.

__27.__Who are your favorite writers?

JK Rowling and the Bronte Sisters

__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?

Minerva McGonagall

__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Alexander John Goodrum

__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents (for all their faults) and Barack Obama.

__31.__What are your favorite names?

Kristoff, Damien, Blake, Rei, Victor

__32.__What is it that you most dislike?

Not living to my full potential.

__33.__What is your greatest regret?

Wasting money on stuff. Lol.

__34.__How would you like to die?

Peacefully in my sleep, hopefully after my partner so I wouldn’t be leaving them alone.

__35.__What is your motto?

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Here’s the clean version:

__1.__What is your idea of perfect happiness?

__2.__What is your greatest fear?

__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?

__5.__Which living person do you most admire?

__6.__What is your greatest extravagance?

__7.__What is your current state of mind?

__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

__9.__On what occasion do you lie?

__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?

__11.__Which living person do you most despise?

__12.__What is the quality you most like in a man?

__13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman?

__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?

__16.__When and where were you happiest?

__17.__Which talent would you most like to have?

__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?

__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

__21.__Where would you most like to live?

__22.__What is your most treasured possession?

__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

__24.__What is your favorite occupation?

__25.__What is your most marked characteristic?

__26.__What do you most value in your friends?

__27.__Who are your favorite writers?

__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?

__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?

__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?

__31.__What are your favorite names?

__32.__What is it that you most dislike?

__33.__What is your greatest regret?

__34.__How would you like to die?

__35.__What is your motto?

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