Challenge for a Character

The Proust Questionaire became known as the Proust Questionaire because Proust answered these questions a few time and responses were published in magazines like Vanity Fair.

What is the principal aspect of your personality?
What is the quality that you desire in a man?
What is the quality that you desire in a woman?
What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
What is your main fault?
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your idea of happiness?
What is your idea of misery?
If you were not yourself, who would you like to be?
Where would you like to live?
What is your favorite color?
What is a flower that you like?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose authors?
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your favorite heroes in fiction?
Who are your favorite heroines in fiction?
Who are your favorite composers?
Who are your favorite painters?
Who are your heroes/heroines in real life?
What historical figures do you most dislike?
What is your favorite food and drink?
What are your favorite names?
What do you hate most of all?
What natural talent would you like to be gifted with?
How do you wish to die?
What is your present state of mind?
For what fault have you the most indulgence?
What is your favorite saying?

You could answer these questions or get one of your characters to loosen up answering the Proust Questionaire.

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3 responses to “Challenge for a Character”

  1. Sally says :

    What a great idea! I never thought of using a questionaire to develop a character. This is wonderful!

  2. Pelican1 says :

    This is brilliant. I am going to use this to develop some characters.


  3. Edith says :

    This is wonderful Heather! Thank you! It is exactly what I need as I set about ‘interviewing’ my characters!

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