It is a habit of mine to read my favorite blogs, mostly at the start of the week (Mondays). One of them includes Topaz Horizon. I like how personal Frances’ blog is yet it gives the feeling that you can totally relate with her. So I’ve read one of her post about Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire and find it very thought-provoking. I am not really an avid fan of magazines mainly because I know it’s not part of my to-buy things or at least not even think about buying the latest issues-always the back issues that are on sale. I have not allotted a budget for magazines but I always have an “extra” budget for books (yes, I know right?) So I try to get the latest scoops online via blogs or the magazines’ websites and links.
What exactly is the Proust Questionnaire? According to Wikipedia Proust questionnaire is a personality test, its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.
So let me answer The Interactive Proust Questionnaire from Vanity Fair.
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
– Spending time with my family and having everything we need at the moment.
2. What is your greatest fear?
-To live and die alone (be away from my family)
3. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
– Lady Godiva.
4. Which living person do you most admire?
– My mom and husband.
5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
– Being always too nice and too good to other people resulting in them taking advantage.
6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
– Arrogance combined with insecurity resulting in bringing other people down.
7. What is your greatest extravagance?
My being way too nice.
8. On what occasion do you lie?
-I lie if the person I lie to gets hurt unnecessarily.
9. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
– My legs, they tend to look manly.
10. When and where are you happiest?
– When I got married in 2008 & when I gave birth to my daughter in 2010.
11. If you can change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
– To be more vocal on things that really need to be said.
12. If you can change one thing about your family what would it be?
– To have a deeper understanding of each other.
13. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
-Sending myself to college.
14. If you die and came back as a person or a thing what do you think it would be?
– I’d be a butterfly.
15. What is your most treasured possession?
– Photos & videos of family & friends, my engagement & wedding ring plus the jewelries given by my mom and mother-in-law.
16. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
– People who use or put other people down so that they can rise above them.
17. Who are your heroes in real life?
– My husband, my parents and my parents-in-law.
18. What is it that you most dislike?
– Fear that comes with regret.
19. How would you like to die?
– Natural death of course. But on a serious note, I wanna go when I’ve taught every valuable life lesson to my kids.
20. What is your motto?
– You can if you think you can.
So with that, my result was :
Clearly I answered much like Arnold Schwarzenegger! (Should I be proud?) I answered like a governor! LOL
and as a Fashion Designer
Pati si Kumareng Karl (close?!) Ka-level ko din! Naks! :p
But seriously, questionnaires like this can really be thought-provoking. I may be in my mid-20s but I think I’ve seen the worse that life has to offer thus I think this way. In the end such test like this won’t really dictate or tell who you are, only you can know who you are and what you’ve become over the years. I had
a migraine fun answering this questionnaire though, it makes me know myself even more.
If you want to take this questionnaire click here.
Have a great week ahead! 🙂