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. Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire

__1.__ What is your idea of perfect happiness?

__2.__What is your greatest fear? Death

__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Insecurity

__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance

__5.__Which living person do you most admire? My mother

__6.__What is your greatest extravagance? My apartment

__7.__What is your current state of mind? Content

__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Appearances

__9.__On what occasion do you lie? To protect myself

__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance? Currently, my hair

__11.__Which living person do you most despise?

__12.__What is the quality you most like in a man? Kindness, Intelligence

__13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman? Loyalty

__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Any swearing

__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?

__16.__When and where were you happiest?

__17.__Which talent would you most like to have? To know many languages

__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Self-Doubt

__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?

__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

__21.__Where would you most like to live? When I retire, perhaps Norway, Austria or Switzerland

__22.__What is your most treasured possession? My cross

__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Any feelings of hopelessness

__24.__What is your favorite occupation?

__25.__What is your most marked characteristic? My smile

__26.__What do you most value in your friends?

__27.__Who are your favorite writers? Remarque

__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?

__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?

__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?

__31.__What are your favorite names?

__32.__What is it that you most dislike? Sergei, Nadya

__33.__What is your greatest regret?

__34.__How would you like to die?

__35.__What is your motto?

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