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What Do You Mean?

Self-Analysis or Great Discussion Starter

The following questions were assembled from watching the Biography Channel on TV. I believe this particular approach comes from interviews conducted by Rosanna Greenstreet working for Guardian Unlimited (which is an excellent site). I think that if one answers these questions seriously, one can get a better understanding of who they are, what they believe in and perhaps what they may want to change in their lives (self-analysis, if you will).

Some or all of the questions are good for stimulating group conversation and possibly are fun for a small party (although I suspect some may promote much debate).

Do you believe in capital punishment? Do you believe in life after death?
Do you believe in monogamy? For what cause would you die?
How do you relax? How would you like to be remembered?
If you could choose another career, what would you do? What are you most excessive about?
What challenges you the most? What characteristic do you most dislike in other people?
What characteristic do you most dislike in yourself? What do you consider the lowest depth of despair?
What do you consider the most over-rated virtue? What do you consider your greatest achievement?
What do you look forward to at work? What do you most dislike about your appearance?
What gives you the most satisfaction? What has been your most embarrassing moment?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you? What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is your fancy dress costume of choice? What is your favourite book?
What is your favourite smell? What is your favourite word?
What is your greatest extravagance? What is your greatest fear?
What is your greatest regret? What is your idea of perfect happiness?
What is your most treasured object? What is your most unappealing habit?
What is your personal motto? What is your present state of mind?
What keeps you awake at night? What makes you depressed?
What makes you feel safe and secure? What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What person do you most admire living or dead? What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
What song would you like played at your funeral? When did you last cry, and why?
When do you lie? Where would you like to live?
Which talent would you most like to have? Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Something To Think About

Mum used to say that sarcasm was the "lowest form of wit". I am one of those (of the hopefully few) who resorts to what-I-believe is friendly sarcasm at times. This is definitely a habit to eliminate. I think that those of us who do this to other people should be reminded by anyone who cares enough to say so. It is non-productive and can produce very negative effects on the friend or loved one attacked by the comment. Try reversing roles for just a moment and it will be obvious that making so-called "smart" comments at opportune times actually hurts and doesn't help a bit. I just thought I would put a little reminder in here so that IF there are any others out there who do this to others, they might be reminded to think about this too.

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