What is your idea of perfect happiness?
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your current state of mind?
On what occasion do you lie?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Which living person do you most despise?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Where would you most like to live?
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
If you didn’t do your current job, what would you choose to do?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Who is your hero of fiction?
Who are your heroes in real life?
What is your greatest regret?
What’s your favourite quote?
Get rid of the superfluous.
How many hours of load shedding did you experience yesterday?
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2010.