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Proust questionnaire

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name comes from Marcel Proust whose answers to this questionnaire became very popular. Unfortunately, this questionnaire is now available only for celebrities to answer in the Vanity Fair magazine. I wanted to revive this questionnaire and make it available for everyone. You don’t have to be a celebrity to answer these questions. I find the answers to this questionnaire to be very revealing about our current inner state of mind. Therefore, I would like to review these questions every 5 years just to see how I’ve changed and hopefully improved.

I find reading other people’s answers to be very inspiring. It’s so interesting to see different perspectives on life and in what colors other people see the world inside and out. I would like to buy the book “Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life” and see what other interesting people had to say in regards to the questions below. 

If you have the time, I would love to read your answers. 

Q&A

1. Your favorite virtue
Love for humans

2. Your favorite qualities in a man.
Kindness

3. Your favorite qualities in a woman.
Kindness

4. What you appreciate the most in your friends?
Their creativity and thirst for knowledge.

5. Your main fault
Fear of not being loved.

6. Your favourite occupation.
Analyzing

7.Your idea of happiness
Doing something truly meaningful with my life.

8. Your idea of misery.
Illness and death- for me and my loved ones

9. If not yourself, who would you be?
I wouldn’t be anybody else because I couldn’t live their lives better than they could.

10. Where would you like to live?
Anywhere where I feel my rights as a citizen are fully protected.

11. Your heroes in real life
No one unfortunately…

12. Who is your mentor?
Frida Khalo

13. What I hate the most
Unkindness

14. What super power would you like to have?
Healing people from disease and pain.

15. How I wish to die
Accomplished

16. What is your present state of mind.
Introspective

17. For what fault have you most toleration?
I think I tolerate too many faults. Can’t think of only one…

18. Your favorite motto.
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

 

Photo credits: Caricature of myself done in Barcelona, Spain 🙂

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