Proust Questionnaires #1 Daniel Shinnie

Our latest series of interviews, #1 Daniel Shinnie from Bristol. Or otherwise known as Dandalf.

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.

- From Wikipedia

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Socioeconomic justice for all.


What is your most marked characteristic?

Technical brilliance.


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Not being dead.


What is your greatest fear?

Being a bad parent.


What historical figure do you most identify with?



Which living person do you most admire?

Billy Connolly.


Who are your real life heroes?

Finn and Jake.


What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?



What is the trait you most dislike in others?



What is your favourite journey?

Lairig Ghru.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



Which word or phrases do you most overuse?

Fuck off.


What is your greatest regret?

Not telling my ex to fuck off.


What is your current state of mind?



If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

To be able to answer this without going off my nut.


What is your most treasured possession?

Objects are objects. My partner. Also my trangia


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Making up answers to a deep and personal questionnaire so I can skirt the issues.


Where would you like to live?

Scotland thirty years of global warming later with high end roads(but now).


What is your favourite activity (bar skateboarding) ?

Banging, or eating, or banging while eating. Maybe even just being outside.


What is the quality you most like in people?

The ability to discuss an idea without accepting it, or becoming offended by it.


What is your motto?

Do it later.


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