Proust Questionnaire

I saw one of these sometime in January and replied to the questions, intending to post them on my blog, but somehow never got around to it…

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with Loved Ones.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Patience.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The lasting relationships in my life.

What historical figure do you most identify with?
Mary Wollstonecraft.

Which living person do you most admire?
Lyndall Gordon.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who are courageous enough to put kindness first before all else.

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

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of empathy.

What is your favourite journey?
Home.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Diligence.

Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
Suddenly.

What is your greatest fear?
Being targeted by a psychopath, again.

What is your greatest regret?
The psychopath.

What is your current state of mind?
Seeking balance.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
I would like a few of my family members to be richer, so they could visit me in Cape Town more often.

What is your most treasured possession?
My diaries.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Having to survive without Loved Ones in my life. I wouldn’t.

Where would you like to live?
Where I live now, Cape Town, my home.

What is your favourite occupation?
Reading.

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

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

What are your favourite names?
Sophia, Adrian.

What is your motto?
Not perfect, but much better.

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