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    The Proust Questionnaire

    That is what it's called.
    Doesn't matter if you've never read. or even heard of, Proust.

    Anyway...

    Copy n Paste, and answer, if you will, and make it watch-related as much as yo wanna.


    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

    2. What is your most marked characteristic?

    3. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    4. What is your greatest fear?

    5. What historical figure do you most identify with?


    6. Which living person do you most admire?


    7. Who are your heroes in real life?


    8. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


    9. What is the trait you most deplore in others?


    10. What is your favorite journey?


    11. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


    12. Which word or phrases do you most overuse?


    13. What is your greatest regret?


    14. What is your current state of mind?


    15. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

    16. What is your most treasured possession?


    17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


    18. Where would you like to live?


    19. What is your favorite occupation?


    20. What is the quality you most like in a man?

    21. What is the quality you most like in a woman?


    22. What are your favorite names?


    23. What is your motto?

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    I could get myself into all sorts of trouble by (honestly) answering some of those questions; so, I'll have to abstain.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    well let's see I agree with the above so will just give a quotes from the man as my response

    Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? wearing more than one watch.

    2. What is your most marked characteristic? a strap mark on my wrist that just won't go away.

    3. What do you consider your greatest achievement? buying my most expensive watch.

    4. What is your greatest fear? That my watches will disappear when I'm least expecting them to.

    5. What historical figure do you most identify with? Old father time.


    6. Which living person do you most admire? me.


    7. Who are your heroes in real life? me.


    8. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? me.


    9. What is the trait you most deplore in others? ugly


    10. What is your favorite journey? walking into the great outdoors anywhere.


    11. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? no answer... so I'll choose Rolex.


    12. Which word or phrases do you most overuse? Yo , biatch.


    13. What is your greatest regret? that I haven't stopped buying watches yet.


    14. What is your current state of mind? complete and utter madness.


    15. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? to have known my daddy

    16. What is your most treasured possession? Black cat.


    17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Christmas and New year.


    18. Where would you like to live? In a bigger house.


    19. What is your favorite occupation? mine.


    20. What is the quality you most like in a man? .. honesty.

    21. What is the quality you most like in a woman? big boobies of course.. but honesty next.


    22. What are your favorite names? Matilda and Rupert.


    23. What is your motto? Don't take no bull.



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    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

    Knowing I never have to live in Manchester again

    2. What is your most marked characteristic?

    Delight in thought

    3. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    Ridding myself of expectations drilled into me in childhood

    4. What is your greatest fear?

    Financial security has made that N/A

    5. What historical figure do you most identify with?

    None

    6. Which living person do you most admire?

    Knowledge and understanding of others is an illusion

    7. Who are your heroes in real life?

    None

    8. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

    Impatience with other people

    9. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

    Lack of self-knowledge is the root of many faults

    10. What is your favorite journey?

    Leaving on Kings Cross on a train headed for York

    11. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

    Virtues are still rated?

    12. Which word or phrases do you most overuse?

    Whichever one is currently stuck in my head

    13. What is your greatest regret?

    You can't regret the past as it brought you to the present, and the present is all we have

    14. What is your current state of mind?

    Ticking over

    15. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

    Higher mortality rate

    16. What is your most treasured possession?

    A piece of paper

    17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

    Fear of destitution / helplessness in general

    18. Where would you like to live?

    In my head the grass is at its greenest in Prague.

    If I had to abandon my life, I would live where grapes grow.

    19. What is your favorite occupation?

    Making a racket

    20. What is the quality you most like in a man?

    Silent confidence

    21. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

    Sunshine
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    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    Finding the perfect balance between my bustle loving city boy heritage and my walkabout loving granola smoking inner hippie.

    2. What is your most marked characteristic?
    Accountability.

    3. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    Fatherhood

    4. What is your greatest fear?
    Public embarrassment.

    5. What historical figure do you most identify with?
    John Mytton (Mango, King of the Pickles)

    6. Which living person do you most admire?
    My Grandfather

    7. Who are your heroes in real life?
    Some heroes are eternal, some come and go. At any one point I might have countless heroes to talk about.

    8. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    Constantly fighting through cynicism.

    9. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
    Ignorance.

    10. What is your favorite journey?
    How many of us have truly taken a 'journey'.

    11. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Rectitude/Righteousness

    12. Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
    Sorry. (I'm Canadian, we use it a lot. Sorry.)

    13. What is your greatest regret?
    I like to think that I live without regret, but I really wish I'd never given up the violin.

    14. What is your current state of mind?
    Indifferent.

    15. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
    We lack a Don Knotts-ish type uncle. Someone with comically flighty emotional insecurity that wears a neckerchief.

    16. What is your most treasured possession?
    Possessions are fleeting. Except my collection of tools. They're awesome.

    17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Unwavering self pity.

    18. Where would you like to live?
    I'm cool with my current geographical location.

    19. What is your favorite occupation?
    Not having a defined occupation due to a lack of need would be most ideal.

    20. What is the quality you most like in a man?
    No neck beards or shirts with flames on them.

    21. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
    I like me a quality woman.

    22. What are your favorite names?
    Olde tyme Scottish names are pretty badass. Naming your son Sclymgeour or Ceardach or Fearchar or Balloch would be really great. But you know, Jeff and Steve are good too.

    23. What is your motto?
    To each his own.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Chrono, doesn't the Proust questionnaire have closer to 30 items? I know there is an English and French version, but aren't you supposed to ask me my favourite flower, food, and drink. And something about a Military event?
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianStraps View Post
    Chrono, doesn't the Proust questionnaire have closer to 30 items? I know there is an English and French version, but aren't you supposed to ask me my favourite flower, food, and drink. And something about a Military event?
    More questions available on the Wikipedia page

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    Of course it has its own wikipedia page. What doesn't have a wikipedia page?

    I used to reference wikipedia somewhat often, but now when I go I have to scroll down for 20 minutes to get away from them doing that whole I'm-the-best-but-I'm-also-really-sad-and-needy-give-me-your-money thing.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianStraps View Post
    Chrono, doesn't the Proust questionnaire have closer to 30 items? I know there is an English and French version, but aren't you supposed to ask me my favourite flower, food, and drink. And something about a Military event?
    One has only so much time for silly questionnaires.

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