The Proust Questionnaire
I stole this from Alaina.
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.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being with my family.
What is your greatest fear? Losing my husband or kids.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Impatience
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Incompetence
Which living person do you most admire? My Dad and the workers
What is your greatest extravagance? Salon Shampoo
What is your current state of mind? Irritable
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Popularity
On what occasion do you lie? To spare feelings, but I try to suggest another option and soften the blow, as in..."well that's cute, but this one flatters you more..."
What do you most dislike about your appearance? Weight
Which living person do you most despise? Well, that's not nice.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Honesty
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Genuine
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Like"
What or who is the greatest love of your life? My kids and Husband
When and where were you happiest? When I first started dating my husband.
Which talent would you most like to have? Computer skills.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My weight. Or the fact that I'm so caught up in being thin.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? 4 kids by the time I'm 25.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Person. I'd come back to my kids and be their mom again.
Where would you most like to live? Somewhere warm, but since our family is here, that's where we choose to stay.
What is your most treasured possession? My camera and my scrapbooks and pictures.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being all alone. I can't really imagine not ever having kids either...I think it would get boring only worrying about ourselves and no one to come home for the holidays. It's not for me, obviously.
What is your favorite occupation? Photographer, hands down.
What is your most marked characteristic? Sarcasm and impatience.
What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty
Who are your favorite writers? I don't have a favorite. I read all types of books.
Who is your hero of fiction? Hmm, I haven't a clue.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Martin Luther King...as in I have a lot of dreams and want to make a difference in the world.
Who are your heroes in real life? My Mom and Dad.
What are your favorite names? Elliot, Brookleyn, Trae, and Cash.
What is it that you most dislike? Dishonesty and ungratefullness.
What is your greatest regret? Not getting into photography sooner. I was scared to put so much money out for my camera, but I could've skipped the group home phase if I wasn't so chicken.
How would you like to die? I'm afraid of dying....I guess surrounded by my family at an old age.
What is your motto? Give it all you've got....no sense doing something that you're not going to give your best at.