The Proust Questionnaire
Some friends and I did this over the weekend. What would your answers be?
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 their true nature.
Name: Lady Isabel Ivy
What is your idea of perfect happiness? On a beach, in Belize, being waited on hand and foot.
What is your favorite journey? Into to the darkness of another person's soul.
What is your greatest fear? A low battery.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Fickleness.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Selfishness and Entitlement.
Which living person do you most admire? Any person working to better themselves.
What is your greatest extravagance? Importing water by the gallon.
What is your current state of mind? Satiated.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Virtue.
On what occasion do you lie? When I don’t care to see the person again.
What do you most dislike about your appearance? That I can’t hide when I’m bored.
Which living person do you most despise? Those refusing the vaccine.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Obedience.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Confidence.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Excellent, wonderful, slut.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? A well worded NDA.
When and where were you happiest? Last night, in bed.
Which talent would you most like to have? To play the piano.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My distain for yogurt.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Dismantling My own whorephobia.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? A velvet cushion.
Where would you most like to live? Paris (eye-roll).
What is your most treasured possession? I’m wearing it.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being on hold.
What is your favorite occupation? My current one.
What is your most marked characteristic? My voice.
What do you most value in your friends? Their integrity.
Who are your favorite writers? Leonard Cohen, Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh.
Who is your hero of fiction? Lady Chatterley.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? The Marquis de Sade.
Who are your heroes in real life? Nurses and Teachers.
What are your favorite names? pet, slut, whore.
What is it that you most dislike? Cruelty and ignorance.
What is your greatest regret? Not buying that Birkin.
How would you like to die? Alone.
What is your motto? Let everyone have their own experience of You.