Since its inception, the Proust Questionnaire — an unscientific but nonetheless illuminating personality test created in the salons of nineteenth-century Paris — has shed light on the character traits and quirks of the many men and women who have completed it. Named after the most famous early figure to fill out the questionnaire, Marcel Proust, a similar version of the one he took now lives on the back page of Vanity Fair each month, providing a look into the minds of well-known writers, actors, politicians and other public figures.
Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A: Unlimited budget at Whole Foods and Target
Q: What superhero quality would you like to have?
A: To rescue people – save the world
Q: Who are your heroes in real life?
A: My mom
Q: Who is your favorite designer?
A: Tom Ford and Goulia Lahor for wedding designs
Q: What is your marked characteristic?
A: Honesty – I can’t tell a lie if my life depended on it
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: My ability to soothe others, my smile
Q: What is your favorite motto?
A: “Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and everything happens for a reason.”
Q: What is the quality you most like in a person?
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