MARCEL PROUST was a French writer who believed that people must know and understand themselves before they could know or understand others. He developed a list of subjective questions that he felt would help reveal to people their true selves and the inner personalities of those around them.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Not sure. Nothing I can’t face….eventually. Deep water is uncomfortable. No control…yeah, that’s where most of my fear lies. I actively try to be aware of any fear-fueled actions or responses…doesn’t mean I’m fearless at all, though.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?
Hunger? Is that a state of mind? I’ve got pasta on the brain.
How about this: I’m content and clear…yet physically hungry.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION? (WAY OF SPENDING TIME)
Reading (information…rarely any books or fiction), mentally sorting and organizing through thoughts and emotions, and/or meditating.
WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?
Ohhh let’s see… Joseph Campbell gets me excited. Can’t really think of any I truly identify with off the top of my head. I usually always find something to relate to in another person.
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Too many to list. My family is a good place to start.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
People who are genuinely happy. Who are authentic and present.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?
Right here, right now, there is no other place I’d rather be…..
WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?
My affable nature, I’d assume.
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?
I don’t hate anything about myself.
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Same as above. Things can be annoying or frustrating or repulsing but I don’t necessarily hate anything other than using the word “hate”.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?
WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?
That my personal grooming can take a lot of time sometimes.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?
Continence and frugality.
ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE?
When someone asks me where the pickles have gone to…..
WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?
“Totes adorbs” & “I’m sweatin’ like a whore in church.”…….
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
My desire to exercise?
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Waking up everyday.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
A utopia of some sort with teleporting capabilities. No rent. Pet friendly. Utilities included with a/c.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?
WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
Oh jeez, painlessly would be preferable.
IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?
A cat, fer sher.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN OBJECT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
A utensil of some sort. Useful.
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?
Well, I’m pretty fond of Langston Hughes’ motto:
“I play it cool
I dig all jive
That’s the reason
I stay alive
As I live and learn
Is dig and be dug in return.”
WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Those who have been close to me, naturally.