The serious types squirm at short, simple questions, calling them frivolous, trivial. But as a wise guy said, there are no silly questions in life; only stupid answers. Indeed, as the Proust Questionnaire in Vanity Fair magazine shows, staccato answers can reveal more about a person than whole pages.
A number of publications use the Proust Questionnaire as a device to draw out people. The Hindu Business Line featured Bhamy V. Shenoy this week.
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