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?
Food ordered in, holed up in some randomly inspiring city with great vistas, clean streets and good air, sitting crosslegged on a bed writing, drawing or anything else “positively creative.” lol …preferably surrounded by some language I have to consciously be present to interact in when I come out of my bubble…only kept company by someone who “gets” all this.
__2.__What is your greatest fear?
…that the man I actually love has no comprehension of what makes me happy.
__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
my awkwardly comical inability to hide my “ugh” when it’s an Ugh.
__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?
People who slander you and what they claim you’re doing due to their own cowardice.
__5.__Which living person do you most admire?
Tony Robbins. He got me to get me to walk on hot coals without burning my feet lol.
__6.__What is your greatest extravagance?
Jumping with no net. And food. Just found that one out. Really surprised me.
__7.__What is your current state of mind?
__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Temperance for the sake of what THEY might say lest you get all hedonistic towards life. Eat the dang Cake! Do a sit-up, you’ll be fiiine, geeez!lol.
__9.__On what occasion do you lie?
After I’ve written something really dark or draining and then woven in its counterpoints I always lie down. It’s exhausting to DO that.
__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?
The reaction it triggers in people who get mad I have no idea how to play basketball or whatever else I’m “supposed” to be doing with *this*.
__11.__Which living person do you most despise?
…whoever demonized butter to sell margarine. I’ve spat out a lot of cookies due to that guy this lifetime.
__12.__What are the qualities you most like in a man?
Goofiness, fidelity, ability to give and take a tackle without either of us getting hurt, loyalty, lightning fast smart-assedness that makes him blush as it falls from his mouth. Blunt kindness. comprehension. a campy sex drive. Voluptuarian. Cajones to follow his heart and trust my angelic ass.
__13.__What are the qualities you most like in a woman?
honesty. guilelessness. empathy. trust. loyalty.
__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What? bear. Who? God, actually. He is the one who thoroughly enjoys me, it seems.
__16.__When and where were you happiest?
Running my own movie studio as a kid with 427 actors/dolls, script approval, directing and producing credits…and a bizarre sense of story.
__17.__Which talent would you most like to have?
…to be able to read, write and speak 20+ different languages fluently.
__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d have a team I could collaborate with already in place when I know I’m hermiting too much for my own good.
__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Accepting that God not only Loved me…he actually dug the way I roll. Makes all the difference in the world.
__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I’d come back as ABC Carpet and Home lol. ALL of it. Every floor lol. Every story connected with everything that has made its way to that vortex. Yep…a store lol. That store has been the salvation of Many a landlocked gypsy over the years.
__21.__Where would you most like to live?
wherever I get drawn to for the next chunk of time.
__22.__What is your most treasured possession?
My healthy decadence.
__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
__24.__What is your favorite occupation?
__25.__What is your most marked characteristic?
Trusting that everything will work out well at the weirdest times possible.
__26.__What do you most value in your friends?
…ability to give and take tackles without either of us getting hurt lol, brazen honesty, faithfulness, a dirty at the wrong time kind of mind, gosh ridarn diculousness, loyalty.
__27.__Who are your favorite writers?
Ayn Rand. Prince [lyrics]. Mark Harmon[ Community TV show]. Realizing that’s a weird spread.
__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?
__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?
my inner child lol.
__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?
People who have the courage to be true to themselves even when it probably gets them ostracized for not faking the funk.
__31.__What are your favorite names?
Arok and Anu.
__32.__What is it that you most dislike?
Half-life living…butthurt folks and food with no seasoning, Karen lol. and Lack of a sense of humor.
__33.__What is your greatest regret?
…that I didn’t take more martial arts and dance classes.
__34.__How would you like to die?
After I’ve done what I came here to do …spontaneous combustion.
__35.__What is your motto?
fuck mottos. Go DO something that scares you until it doesnt anymore.