Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vanity Fair Questionnaire

As I was browsing my daily list of blogs I like to read, I came across this one, from a former teacher of mine.  She is truly an exceptional writer (english teacher) and I thought this was an interesting questionnaire. 

This one's from Vanity Fair.
"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 his or her true nature. Here is the basic Proust Questionnaire. " PDawg

1.What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being around family & friends.
2.What is your greatest fear?
Feeling like giving up - losing hope.

3.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I had to look up the word deplore - and I am still not really sure what it means, is that embarrassing? It says "strong disapproval of" so I would say jealousy of people who are successful in their career, simply because I am not there yet.
4.What is the trait you most deplore in others?

5.Which living person do you most admire?
there are two of them. mom and dad.
6.What is your greatest extravagance?
shoes & purses (materialistically) but family, overall.

7.What is your current state of mind?
i hate this word, because it is way over used, but tired. tired of not hearing back from somewhere, tired because I woke up at 2 am for work. But overall, I am blessed. I will never fail to be as optimistic as I can.
8.What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience. Because sometimes, it seems impossible.

9.On what occasion do you lie?
If I am protecting someone close to me. Or myself.
10.What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I have always disliked the way I looked, but lately I am coming to terms with it. Right now I would say hair. But my tummy has always been a low point.

11.Which living person do you most despise?
I can't think of anyone right now....
12.What is the quality you most like in a man?
honesty & humor - the ability to challenge me

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?
TL. even when things get a little rough. still can't get enough of him
16.When and where were you happiest?
So far... the day I got engaged. Best day of my life.

17.Which talent would you most like to have?
18.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
my silly fears

19.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Graduating college after 3 amazing years of meeting new people, learning a new place, and stepping out of my comfort zone.
20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
my weenie dog

21.Where would you most like to live?
wherever the family is
22.What is your most treasured possession?
TL would laugh at this question because I am the most sentimental person in the entire world. But I would have to say its a tie between my engagement ring and my blankets I have had since I was little. Why two... I think its the connection between my life as a little girl and my grown up life. And you know what, Im never getting rid of those blankets. There will always be that 'little girl' fire to me. deal with it :)

23.What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Death of TL. Or my parents/sisters. ugh. I could cry thinking about it.
24.What is your favorite occupation?
Television reporter. Nothing better than something different every day... and talking to people for a living. Its a consistent way to be thankful for everything you have, cause not everything covered is too positive.

25.What is your most marked characteristic?
my smile. people always tell me I have a big vibrant smile. is that what the question asked? Id say its the one thing I can give to everyone in the world.
26.What do you most value in your friends?
They are the most loving, genuine, amazing people I know. Each one of them has something so incredibly valuable -- so Ive learned to be a copy cat. Every characteristic that they have that I love, I copy. (in a non creepy way) Ive learned a lot from them.

27.Who are your favorite writers?
Jodi Picoult - and anyone who has a way of capturing me.
28.Who is your hero of fiction?
SJP. classic, right. thats why its fiction. but we all fell in love.

29.Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Got me on that one.
30.Who are your heroes in real life?
My Mom & Dad. Honestly, people. What better mix of love, compassion, hard work, work ethic, ect, ect, ect, is there? none.

31.What are your favorite names?
At the moment, Taylor & Brody
32.What is it that you most dislike?
Stupid People. Lovelle Mixon. Google his name if you don't know who he is.

33.What is your greatest regret?
Don't have any.
34.How would you like to die?
Tragically. Just not painfully.

35.What is your motto?
"She decided to start living the life she'd imagined." Its true, people. we decide our destiny.

I tried to change up the colors to make it a little more interesting.  To anyone who actually read the whole thing, thanks :)  Hope you do it too -- and let me know if you do, cause I am curious! 


Vivian said...

good answers! love it!

you work in television too? are you a reporter?? so exciting!

i work behind the scenes (producer's assistant), on a new french television series (im in Montreal, Qc). I was doing that same job for 4 years before i left for Korea, and im glad to have found something similar!!

Heather Scott Partington said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Trace!

William Street Store said...

Fabulous questionaire and answers!
I love being able to take a glimpse at the lives and minds of other bloggers.

Anonymous said...

I love this questionnaire. I especially love the answers to the last two questions. Brilliant :-)

sarahoking said...

Love you blog Tracy and your thoughts. I am going to have to try this one out too. I wish you continued love and happiness in your life. - Sarah O.