Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Allies (3)

Who is someone you're sure in on your side, even though you've never met that person or directly interacted with them?  And who have you labeled as your enemy, even though you've never had any interactions with them? 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Allies (2)

How important is it to you that a friend remains loyal? Do you easily forgive friends for sometimes being on the wrong side of a conflict, or do you tend to get rid of friends who don't stick with you? 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Allies (1)

Think of the most recent time you were introduced to someone. In your first impression of that person, did you privately lean towards thinking of him or her as a (potential) ally, or as a (potential) rival?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tell us a story: out of character

In the United States, this Wednesday is Halloween, a day when children dress up as their favorite fictional characters. Tell us a story about a time when you enjoyed pretending to be someone other than yourself.  Who did you pretend to be?  And what were you able to do differently in your alternate persona?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sleeping in

How regular or irregular is your sleep schedule?  How much later do you sleep on weekends or on days when there is no strong reason to get up early? 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Out of the comfort zone (5)

What would become possible for you if all of your hesitations disappeared and you were free to try anything?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Out of the comfort zone (4)

Of all the people in your life, who most often gets you to try challenging new things? 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Out of the comfort zone (3)

Of all the risks you've taken and things you've dared to try, which played the most important role in getting you to where you are today? 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Out of the comfort zone (2)

What's one new thing you'd love to give a try, especially if you could somehow skip the awkward period of starting out as a complete beginner?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Out of the comfort zone (1)

What is something you keep doing, even though you're sort of tired of it, just because it's low-risk, easy, and comfortable?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tell us a story: getting it perfect

What was something that you had basically completed — but you still felt compelled to take it apart and redo your work to try to make it even better? Did it work out better on the second try?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The world around the corner

What is something close to home that you didn't discover until you traveled far away?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Old friends (5)

When you think of old friends you haven't seen for a long time, who comes to mind first?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Old friends (4)

Which old friend opened your eyes to new experiences and different ways of thinking?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Old friends (3)

Which of your friends wins the prize for introducing you to the largest number of your other friends?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Old friends (2)

Who was the first friend you ever had, from early childhood? What are your earliest memories of your friend?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Old friends (1)

What is one recurring social event that you've done basically the same way for years with the same friend or the same group of friends? 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tell us a story: sounds too good to be true

Have you ever bought something that made hard-to-believe promises, and found that it lived up to its hype?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Little black dress

What color dominates your wardrobe? Has that always been your most worn color?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hard work (5)

Did you ever try to pass off someone else's hard work as your own? For example, did you ever order in an elaborate dinner and pretend that you cooked it yourself?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hard work (4)

What did your parents teach you about hard work?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hard work (3)

How likely are you to spend hours, or even days, fixing something around your house? Or, are you the person who quickly decides to call the professional repairman?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hard work (2)

When no one is looking — for example, when the boss is at lunch — how hard do you work?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hard work (1)

Some people spend long minutes hunting for the perfect parking space, just to save walking an extra 100 feet. What is one favorite "shortcut" of yours that sometimes takes more effort than it saves?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tell us a story: cinematic dream

Have you ever had a dream that seemed to tell a cogent, lengthy narrative, almost like a movie, in which you were the lead character?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Better luck next time

What was something you tried recently with disappointing results?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Your belongings (5)

What do your possessions say about you? Which of them say that you are smart and practical? Which say that you are fun and playful? Which say that you have a unique sense of style?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Your belongings (4)

What is something you own that you would have a hard time living without? What did you do before you had it?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Your belongings (3)

Do you hesitate to throw things out? Are there things sitting around your home that you use less than once a month?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Your belongings (2)

If you had to pack up your life and leave in a hurry, grabbing only your most important possessions, what would you need to carry them? A knapsack? A wheelbarrow? A steamer trunk? A minivan? A cruise ship?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Your belongings (1)

What's something you use that was made for you by someone you know?