The Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Drinking red wine while sailing down the Guadalquivir River in Spain.

What is your current state of mind?
Pensively realistic.

What is your greatest fear?
That I won't take the right risks in life.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your greatest extravagance?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

What is it that you most dislike?
Thinly-veiled racism parading as "cultural awareness".

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My pinkie fingers.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Epic fail"

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family.

When and where were you happiest?
My 21st birthday party.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be an exceptional violinist.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Becoming a Peer Educator.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'm pretty comfortable with who I am.

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

What is your most treasured possession?
My grandmother's wedding band.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Depression and losing loved ones who were in recovery.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Being opinionated.

What do you most value in your friends?

Who are your favorite writers?
Plath & Faulkner.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Sydney Carton.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Maria Theresa of Austria.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Lech Wałęsa, Muhammad Yunus,and Yulia Tymoshenko.

How would you like to die?
On the shores of the Arabian Sea at sunset.