Monday, September 15, 2008

The Proust Questionnaire

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality, first popularized by the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.erwards, titled "by Marcel Proust himself," was found in 1924. It was auctioned on May 27, 2003 for the sum of 102,000 euros.

Inspired by Bernard Pivot, James Lipton, the host of the TV program Inside the Actor's Studio, gives an adapted version of the Proust Questionnaire to some of his guests. Lipton has often incorrectly characterized the questionnaire itself as an invention of Marcel Proust.

A similar questionnaire is regularly seen in a section of the magazine Vanity Fair, answered by various celebrities.
I decided to sit down and think about these questions:

What do you consider the lowest form of misery? unhappiness,
Where would you like to live? In a loft in the city or on the beach
Favorite qualities in a man? Humor, kindness, strength, creativity
Your main fault. Stubburness
Heros. my parents
Favorite color and flower. Green and Lilies
Your favorite occupation. Anything creative. Design related
Your idea of happiness. Being loved
Your idea of misery. Loneliness
For what fault have you most toleration? over-indugence
What I hate the most? misery/violence
Natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Ability to sing
Favorite writer. Irene Nemirovsky. E.M. Forster (loved Maurice)
Present state of mind. change is good/what doesn't kill you makes you stronger (I hope)