Revered novelist Marcel Proust famously stated that you should know yourself before you can understand others. He answered a questionnaire about himself in 1890. This set of questions is known popularly known as the Proust Questionnaire and is said to give insight into one’s personality. Below are a series of Proust’s queries. Take some time to answer them and reflect on yourself.
What is your idea of happiness?
Your greatest fear?
Your current state of mind?
What historical figure do you identify with?
Your favorite fictional hero?
Your favorite real life hero?
Most treasured possession?
Where were you the happiest?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Your favorite journey?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Where would you like to live?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
What is your motto?
Who is your greatest influence?
You can find the rest of the questionnaire as well as Proust’s own answers to the questionnaire here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proust_Questionnaire