Dead Presidents

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By Anthony Bergen
Posts tagged "Proust Questionnaire"

Here are the questions from the Proust Questionnaire for those of you who might be interested in answering them for your legions of fans!

•What is your idea of perfect happiness?

•What is your greatest fear?

•Which historical figure do you most identify with?

•Which living person do you most admire?

•What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

•What is the trait you most deplore in others?

•What is your greatest extravagance?

•What is your favorite journey?

•What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

•On what occasion do you lie?

•What do you dislike most about your appearance?

•Which living person do you most despise?

•Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

•What is your greatest regret?

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

•When and where were you the happiest?

•Which talent would you most like to have?

•What is your current state of mind?

•If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

•If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

•What do you consider your greatest achievement?

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

•If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

•What is your most treasured possession?

•What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

•Where would you like to live?

•What is your favorite occupation?

•What is your most marked characteristic?

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

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

•What do you most value in your friends?

•Who are your favorite writers?

•Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

•Who are your heroes in real life?

•What are your favorite names?

•What is it that you most dislike?

•How would you like to die?

•What is your motto?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
would you ever do the proust questionaire? i think it would be interesting to see your answers
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

I’m not sure that too many people would be all that interested in my responses to it.  I certainly couldn’t top Louis C.K.’s recent version of it, but I wouldn’t have a problem doing it.  I actually have the book that Vanity Fair put out a few years ago — Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life — in my library and it’s a fun read.  I think the questions are listed in the back of the book, so maybe I’ll do it later on today if folks are interested.