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?