We're big fans of the show Inside the Actor's Studio. Our favorite part is after the main interview, the host, James Lipton, asks his guest ten questions based on Marcel Proust's 'Proust Questionnaire'. He asks the questions rather quickly, as the goal is for the guest to answer the first thing that comes to mind without thinking too much or editing himself.
The Proust Questionnaire comes from the 19th century French writer, Marcel Proust, and is thought to be a tool to reveal one's true character. One night after watching the show Al and I asked each other the questions and it was such fun! It really is a great way to get to know someone better. Ever since, we ask the ten questions to our friends whenever we're in a social setting.
It's a great little thing to do at a dinner party as a conversation starter. Or sometimes when there's a lull in the conversation or we're bored on the subway, Al and I will re-ask the questions to each other at rapid speed and we're not allowed to repeat our previous answers. Try it out! The questions are below. And just for fun, so are my answers.
(Hint: There's a full pin-able graphic at the end of the post with the questions so you can screen shot it or pin it and have it easily on hand the next time you're in a social setting.)
::: Ten Questions :::
(and my answers)
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on?
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
People talking over each other
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Starts with an F, ends with a K
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Food Network TV personality/host (duh!)
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
"You hungry? Calories don't count here!"
Your turn! Play with your friends/family/stranger next to you at the bar. I think it'd also be funny to ask on a first date. You'd probably get a pretty good sense of the person right away. :)
Pin-able image below. Enjoy! ↓