You’ve Heard Of The Proust Questionaire…

Well, if you are feeling sweet and want to indulge little old me, would you be daahlings and leave your answers  in the comment section, so that we all can become better acquainted with each other and sate our curiosity.  Okay, MY curiosity.  😉  I’ll even answer it first.

1. What is your primary characteristic?
Compassion

2. What qualities do you love in a man?
Grace and loyalty

3. What qualities do you love in a woman?

Grace and loyalty


4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Humour

5. What is your main fault?

Intensity


6. What is your favorite occupation?

Shit disturbing


7. What is your idea of happiness?

The coexistence of love and freedom.


8. What is your idea of misery?

The suffering of those I love


9. If not yourself, then who would you be?

A better version of me

10. Where would you like to live?

Provence


11. What is your favorite color?

Red

12. Who is your favorite author?
Hemingway

13. Who is your favorite poet?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Ebenezer Scrooge

15. Who is your favorite historical hero?

Anne Frank


16. Who is your favorite composer?

Chopin


17. Who are your heroes in real life?

Those who sacrifice themselves for children


18. What is your favorite flower?
Lily

19. Who is your favorite painter?

Van Gogh

20. What character in history do you most dislike?

Hitler


21. Which is your favorite name?

I don’t have one


22. What is your favorite food?

Meat.  I will never be a vegetarian.


23. Which is your favorite drink?

Water

24. What do you hate the most?
Selfishness, because every evil sprouts from this one seed

25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
Figure skating.  Don’t ask

26. How do you wish to die?

Alone and calmly


27. What is your present state of mind?

Inquisitive


28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?

Cynicism

29. Do you have a motto?

Grace under Pressure

30. What would you like to do right now?

Stretch

Your turn!

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Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

12 thoughts on “You’ve Heard Of The Proust Questionaire…”

  1. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    Neuroticread: unstable
    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    Unrestrained sarcasm. The putting-of-things-in-proportion. Kindness.
    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?
    Sweetness. Openness. Ability to laugh and cry at the same time and do so unflinchingly.
    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    Their ability to tolerate me. Also, the humor and support.
    5. What is your main fault?
    Doubt. Possibly my instability. Or my neuroticism. Or my inability to just pick one option because one answer is rarely the right one or the only one and I don’t want to get it wrong…which means I’m horribly neurotic.
    6. What is your favorite occupation?
    Writer
    7. What is your idea of happiness?
    Laughing while crying, sleeping in darkened rooms
    8. What is your idea of misery?
    Cloudy days that are just bright enough to make me constantly squint.
    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?
    Someone darker and funnier.
    10. Where would you like to live?
    Coastal Carolina
    11. What is your favorite color?
    Charcoal
    12. Who is your favorite author?
    No way can I name just one. John Gardner, Jon Krakauer, Margaret Atwood, Frank McCourt, and several that I will have to add to the comment section later to satisfy my need to answer this question as completely as possible.
    13. Who is your favorite poet?
    Some of my fellow bloggers.
    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
    I am remembering October Light by John Gardner. I loved both of his main characters, Sally Abbot and James Page. They are ordinary people.
    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?
    Feeling really patriotic so I’m going to say that historically enlisted men and women are heroic in their determination.
    16. Who is your favorite composer?
    Coldplay or Sheryl Crow. That Natasha Bedingfield is good, too.
    17. Who are your heroes in real life?
    My friends and family.
    18. What is your favorite flower?
    Purple pansies. They like the dark, too.
    19. Who is your favorite painter?
    My friend Jade is quite good. As is our fellow blogger, Patrice.
    20. What character in history do you most dislike?
    Dick Cheney and Hitler.
    21. Which is your favorite name?
    I have been waiting ages to answer this question!
    Maggie Apple, Gray Malaise, Evan Jack
    22. What is your favorite food?
    Pizza
    23. Which is your favorite drink?
    Coke Zero
    24. What do you hate the most?
    Panic
    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
    Ability to hear a discernible rhythm/beat/harmony.
    26. How do you wish to die?
    Somewhere in darkness. It’s only fitting to die as one lived.
    27. What is your present state of mind?
    Pensive.
    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?
    Insensitivity
    29. Do you have a motto?
    Give it to me dark and make me laugh, baby.
    30. What would you like to do right now?
    Get medicated.

  2. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    Childishness

    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    An understanding that that is first and foremost a responsibility.

    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?

    Reality.

    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    Loyalty

    5. What is your main fault?

    Ambition

    6. What is your favorite occupation?

    Can’t decide.

    7. What is your idea of happiness?

    Absence of need

    8. What is your idea of misery?

    Constant need

    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?

    Someone with a heartbeat and a brain

    10. Where would you like to live?

    Brighton.

    11. What is your favorite color?

    Right, now Mango Sunsets

    12. Who is your favorite author?
    Kiersty Boon

    13. Who is your favorite poet?
    Bryan Borland

    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

    The bloke I am playing in Fallout 3. Well anti-hero obviously.

    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?

    Richard 3

    16. Who is your favorite composer?

    Keith Jarrett

    17. Who are your heroes in real life?

    Lots of nameless people I see in the sreet.

    18. What is your favorite flower?
    Chysanthemums Cos it’s such a spectacular word.

    19. Who is your favorite painter?

    Picasso

    20. What character in history do you most dislike?

    George Bush and cronies,

    21. Which is your favorite name?

    Kiersty

    22. What is your favorite food?

    Anything Wil Cox Jnr cooks, I eat.

    23. Which is your favorite drink?

    Whiskey

    24. What do you hate the most?
    Boredom

    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
    I don’t like regret, and this question triggers a storm of regret.

    26. How do you wish to die?

    Consciously

    27. What is your present state of mind?

    Not quite empty but this is a lot of questions.

    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?

    None.

    29. Do you have a motto?

    Huh?

    30. What would you like to do right now?

    Don’t ask.

    Your turn!

  3. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    I’m driven.

    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    Selflessness

    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?
    Quirkiness

    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    The ability to laugh at ourselves.

    5. What is your main fault?

    Pride

    6. What is your favorite occupation?

    Poet

    7. What is your idea of happiness?

    Laughing

    8. What is your idea of misery?

    Wasted time

    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?

    Oscar Wilde

    10. Where would you like to live?

    Maine

    11. What is your favorite color?

    Blue

    12. Who is your favorite author?

    Steinbeck

    13. Who is your favorite poet?

    Whitman

    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

    Lestat (Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles)

    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?

    Whitman had guts, man.

    16. Who is your favorite composer?

    MedicatedLady. She composes herself after I make her laugh inappropriately.

    17. Who are your heroes in real life?

    Anyone who has the courage to stand for those who don’t have the ability to stand for themselves.

    18. What is your favorite flower?

    I’m not sure it’s a flower – but I’m gonna say Honeysuckle.

    19. Who is your favorite painter?

    Whoever painted the cat painting that’s hanging on my wall. Bought it from a street vender in New Orleans.

    20. What character in history do you most dislike?

    George W. Bush

    21. Which is your favorite name?

    Noah Jacob Borland – if we had a son, this would be his name.

    22. What is your favorite food?

    Chocolate.

    23. Which is your favorite drink?

    Gin and Tonic with a cherry in it

    24. What do you hate the most?

    Illness.

    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?

    A wonderful singing voice.

    26. How do you wish to die?

    Surrounded by love.

    27. What is your present state of mind?

    Relaxed.

    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?

    Addiction, rightly or wrongly.

    29. Do you have a motto?

    You get what you pay for and you pay for what you get (Maya Angelou)

    30. What would you like to do right now?

    Print out all my poems and roll around on them.

    1. The demons of wordpress sent your comment to spam Lorraine, while your others asking where it went were posted! Ahh, gotta love the internet! Anyway, here it is, rescued from spam and hugs to you good friend for participating! 🙂

  4. don’t ask much do you…lol
    1-generosity
    2-non-judgmental
    3-non-judgmental
    4-understanding
    5-self-indulgence
    6-writing
    7-freedom from fear
    8-not breathing
    9-undercover angel
    10-Ocean Front
    11-blue
    12-Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    13-i have 3 all are bloggers
    14-Kyle Chandler’s character as Gary Hobson
    15-Charlotte Delbo
    16-Erik Satie
    17-Those who never judge
    18-White Peonies in Buds
    19-I don’t have one
    20-hitler
    21-Valerie
    22-Sushi
    23-Mineral Water
    24-hate
    25-Drawing
    26-Standing, taking a photo
    27-tired of answering this questionnaire
    28-laziness
    29-Live and let Live
    30-Stop answering questions
    oh also as my quality I’m honest 😉

  5. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    Loyalty

    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    Empathy, passion, bravery, and intelligence

    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?
    Empathy, passion, bravery, and intelligence

    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    Their love, wisdom, and strength

    5. What is your main fault?
    Insecurity

    6. What is your favorite occupation?
    Art

    7. What is your idea of happiness?
    Finding a happy medium between being able to do what I love and still being able to survive..

    8. What is your idea of misery?
    Losing the people closest to me..

    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?
    Someone who knows better

    10. Where would you like to live?
    A small remote cottage on the shore

    11. What is your favorite color?
    Bright flaming fire engine red

    12. Who is your favorite author?
    I’ve never been able to pick just one

    13. Who is your favorite poet?
    Sylvia Plath

    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
    Snape from Harry Potter

    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?
    John Adams

    16. Who is your favorite composer?
    Beethoven

    17. Who are your heroes in real life?
    My parents

    18. What is your favorite flower?
    rose

    19. Who is your favorite painter?
    Salvador Dali

    20. What character in history do you most dislike?
    Hitler

    21. Which is your favorite name?
    Always has been always will be….Elizabeth

    22. What is your favorite food?
    Cheese

    23. Which is your favorite drink?
    Iced tea

    24. What do you hate the most?
    Ignorance

    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
    Athleticism

    26. How do you wish to die?
    Saving a loved one

    27. What is your present state of mind?
    Jumbled and cluttered

    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?
    In others? Judging from the company I’ve kept lately, narcissism…

    29. Do you have a motto?
    This too shall pass

    30. What would you like to do right now?
    Get off the comp and go to sleep

  6. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    sense of humor

    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    honesty & vulnerability

    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?
    honesty & directness

    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    strength in adversity

    5. What is your main fault?
    fear

    6. What is your favorite occupation?
    mother

    7. What is your idea of happiness?
    sustained peace

    8. What is your idea of misery?
    being outlived (and surrounded) by whiners

    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?
    a child

    10. Where would you like to live?
    San Fran or Ouray

    11. What is your favorite color?
    red

    12. Who is your favorite author?
    currently Octavia Butler

    13. Who is your favorite poet?
    Hilda Doolittle

    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
    Grace Hanadarko

    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?
    Anyone that fought oppression

    16. Who is your favorite composer?
    Beethoven because he was nearly deaf

    17. Who are your heroes in real life?
    people that don’t give up on their dreams

    18. What is your favorite flower?
    sunflower

    19. Who is your favorite painter?
    Courtney Cotton

    20. What character in history do you most dislike?
    Stalin & Hitler

    21. Which is your favorite name?
    Danika

    22. What is your favorite food?
    Sushi

    23. Which is your favorite drink?
    grapefruit martini

    24. What do you hate the most?
    apathy

    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
    the ability to carry a tune and belt out a pleasant song

    26. How do you wish to die?
    loved & admired

    27. What is your present state of mind?
    curious

    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?
    ignorance that wishes to become educated

    29. Do you have a motto?
    embrace change

    30. What would you like to do right now?
    give the puppy back – just kidding – get the puppy to sleep

  7. 1. What is your primary characteristic?
    sensitivity

    2. What qualities do you love in a man?
    supportive and compassionate

    3. What qualities do you love in a woman?
    supportive and compassionate

    4. What do you appreciate most about your friends?
    Their loyalty, strength of character and openness

    5. What is your main fault?
    over achieving

    6. What is your favorite occupation?
    reading

    7. What is your idea of happiness?
    world peace

    8. What is your idea of misery?
    the inability to see beyond an immediate problem

    9. If not yourself, then who would you be?
    I’d still be me but probably a 1920s flapper. I think I was born in the wrong era.

    10. Where would you like to live?
    Surrounded by those who love me

    11. What is your favorite color?
    I love em all!

    12. Who is your favorite author?
    Charlotte Bronte

    13. Who is your favorite poet?
    John Donne

    14. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
    Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre)

    15. Who is your favorite historical hero?
    Theodore Herzl

    16. Who is your favorite composer?
    Mozart

    17. Who are your heroes in real life?
    My late father, my brother

    18. What is your favorite flower?
    Lily

    19. Who is your favorite painter?
    Folon

    20. What character in history do you most dislike?
    Hitler

    21. Which is your favorite name?
    Clementine

    22. What is your favorite food?
    Anything that doesn’t have a face (I’m a vegetarian)

    23. Which is your favorite drink?
    Ginger beer

    24. What do you hate the most?
    apathy

    25. What talent do you wish you had been gifted with?
    The ability to draw. My stick figures are laughable.

    26. How do you wish to die?
    In my sleep.

    27. What is your present state of mind?
    calm

    28. For what fault have you the most tolerance?
    messiness

    29. Do you have a motto?
    From the brilliant Theodore Herzl: If you will it, it is no dream.

    30. What would you like to do right now?
    Reread Stephen King’s book “On Writing”. And I’m off to do it…

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