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On Fri, 25 Oct 13 04:56:18 UTC Emilia Blancarte Jaber answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Disapointment in one's self.
Where would you like to live?
New York City. The City where sarcasm never sleeps.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Sitting down for a good drink and a stimulating conversation.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Lack of will power.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Mikhail Gorbachev and Mohammad Mossadegh
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Every woman who contests her place in the status quo.
Your favorite painter?
Henri Matisse
Your favorite musician?
Belle & Sebastian
The quality you most admire in a man?
Self-assurance, not to be mistaken for arrogance or hubris.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
I don't see the need to differentiate by gender.
Your favorite virtue?
Genuine honesty about one's opinions.
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
I'm pretty set in my own ways.
Your most marked characteristic?
I've been known to be very assertive. Sometimes too much so.
What do you most value in your friends?
Genuine honesty about one's opinion.
What is your principle defect?
I judge people by a moral standard to which even I cannot adhere.
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Colors are most appealing when they are combined.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
None in particular.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Milan Kundera.
Who are your favorite poets?
Leonard Cohen
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother.
What are your favorite names?
I've yet to find a name that satisfactorily breaks the mould of gender and ethnicity.
What is it you most dislike?
Conformism to social conventions.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Far too many people to even begin to process this question.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I do not admire military history.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Will power.
How would you like to die?
In a very ridiculous manner.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I have yet to find one.

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