(The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. It has its origins in a parlour game popularized by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.)
Geetansh Bamania worked with KPMG, Flipkart, and
Pepperfry before launching consumer leasing startup, Rentomojo. He moved from
Mumbai to Bengaluru to launch his startup and has managed to raise $17 million
in funding from investors including Accel Partners and IDG Ventures. Now 30, Geetansh
is a serial entrepreneur who had earlier launched the skill exchange marketplace
Click2skill and the crowd funding platform HopeMonkey. We gave him the Proust questionnaire and here are his responses...
your idea of perfect happiness?
come from within.
your greatest fear?
people I love and missing opportunities.
the trait you most deplore in yourself?
don’t give enough time for my personal life.
the trait you most deplore in others?
living person do you most admire?
your greatest extravagance?
your current state of mind?
you consider the most overrated virtue?
because people often discount emotional intelligence.
occasion do you lie?
The only times I really had to lie was to my parents on late night parties.
you most dislike about your appearance?
I want to
be more fit; otherwise nothing.
living person do you most despise?
the quality you most like in a man?
the quality you most like in a woman?
words or phrases do you most overuse?
who is the greatest love of your life?
and my startup.
talent would you most like to have?
The power to
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I need to
trust people more with execution capabilities.
you consider your greatest achievement?
were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
of the Globe.
would you most like to live?
your most treasured possession?
you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
your favourite occupation?
(of entrepreneurship) - going from 0 to 1.
your most marked characteristic?
outside the box.
you most value in your friends?
your favourite writers?
your hero of fiction?
historical figure do you most identify with?
think of any.
your heroes in real life?
She is a doctor, and still managed to take care of the home, and raise two boys.
your favourite name?
What is it
that you most dislike?
your greatest regret?
didn’t start up earlier.
you like to die?
When I am
content or really high on life.