Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. Here is the basic Proust Questionnaire.
1.__What is your idea of perfect happiness?
2.__What is your greatest fear?
3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?
5.__Which living person do you most admire?
6.__What is your greatest extravagance?
7.__What is your current state of mind?
8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
9.__On what occasion do you lie?
10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?
11.__Which living person do you most despise?
12.__What is the quality you most like in a man?
13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman?
14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?
16.__When and where were you happiest?
17.__Which talent would you most like to have?
18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?
20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
21.__Where would you most like to live?
22.__What is your most treasured possession?
23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
24.__What is your favorite occupation?
25.__What is your most marked characteristic?
26.__What do you most value in your friends?
27.__Who are your favorite writers?
28.__Who is your hero of fiction?
29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?
30.__Who are your heroes in real life?
31.__What are your favorite names?
32.__What is it that you most dislike?
33.__What is your greatest regret?
34.__How would you like to die?
35.__What is your motto?