Some writer named Proust originated this questionnaire that’s supposed to reveal your character. I learned this today at the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit (the art museum version of a chick flick). So I’ll have a go at it:

What is your main character trait?
Curiosity.

What is your greatest drawback?
Conflict averse.

What is your favorite quality in a man?
Humor.

In a woman?
Cleverness.

Who is your favorite historical character?
Thomas Jefferson.

Who are your favorite heroes?
People who have overcome power without violence: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Frodo.

Who would you have liked to have been?
Michelangelo.

What is your ideal of earthly bliss?
On my deck, in my SkyChair.

What is the lowest depth of misery?
Seeing a loved one suffer.

Where would you like to live?
In the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

What talent would you like to have?
Multi-lingual.

What fault are you most tolerant of?
Imprecision.

Who is your favorite painter?
My daughter Kai.

Your favorite musician?
James Taylor.

Your favorite writers, apart from Proust?
JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, Ken Kesey, Annie Proulx, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan.

What is your favorite color?
Blue.

What do you hate most of all?
Closed-mindedness.

Do you have a motto?
Life’s too short …

There are 2 comments so far

  • 8 years ago

    You’re a former newspaper editor that tolerates imprecision. That explains why you misspell “averse”.

  • Steve Author
    8 years ago

    Good catch, Andy. Damn you!

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