Meet Christopher D’Amato! (Proust Questionnaire Vol. 4)
My name is Christopher D’Amato and I am a Digital Marketing intern.
In addition, I am also an Advertising and Psychology double major at Xavier University, with a minor in Digital Media.
As an aspiring Creative Director, and hopeful owner of my own agency sometime in the future, I crave every opportunity I can to improve my knowledge on both the art and science of interpretation. Simply put, I yearn for an understanding of Advertising and Psychology on all levels.
My first task as an intern was to put these qualities into words and answer the Proust Questionnaire in order for you and a few others to understand the kind of person I am.
Grab that espresso you have been thinking about, sit back, and try to relax. Allow my answers to guide your stream of consciousness for the next few minutes.
Quit shaking! Breathe deeply.
Questionnaire Proust filled out at age 13:
Proust: To be separated from Mama
Your answer: Those random bits of existential dread.
Proust: To live in contact with those I love, with the beauties of nature, with a quantity of books and music, and to have, within easy distance, a French theater
Your answer: To be able to understand and communicate with each person I come into contact with on a basic, human level. Hopefully, this would allow more fluid conversation and rewarding relationships.
Proust: To a life deprived of the works of genius
Your answer: The inability to underthink.
Proust: Those of romance and poetry, those who are the expression of an ideal rather than an imitation of the real
Your answer: Don Draper. I believe the evolution of a man lost inside his own head to that of comfort and ease is one everyone could relate to. He is the human condition personified.
Your answer: Zach Hill.
Proust: Intelligence, moral sense
Your answer: Subdued confidence.
Proust: All virtues that are not limited to a sect: the universal virtues
Your answer: Though I am in agreement with Lil’ Proust, Temperance sticks out in my mind.
Proust: Reading, dreaming, and writing verse
Your answer: Listening to music, reading books and Reddit posts, scanning Wikipedia, and acquiring the skills necessary to advance myself both personally and professionally.
Proust: Since the question does not arise, I prefer not to answer it. All the same, I should very much have liked to be Pliny the Younger.
Your answer: I like the idea of my current self being born in 1950. That should give me enough time to invest in the PC Boom. Listening to some revolutionary music should make waiting easier.
Proust: A craving to be loved, or, to be more precise, to be caressed and spoiled rather than to be admired
Your answer: A craving for knowledge on all levels.
Proust: Tenderness – provided they possess a physical charm which makes their tenderness worth having
Your answer: The ability to relate to others – a showcasing of humanistic qualities.
Proust: Never to have known my mother or my grandmother
Your answer: To live a life of regret.
Proust: Monsieur Darlu, Monsieur Boutroux (professors)
Your answer: My parents. David Ogilvy. Also Tyrod Taylor.
Proust: My own worst qualities
Your answer: The feeling of inadequateness.
Proust: I am not sufficiently educated to say
Your answer: Dick Jauron. Come on, those were miserable years.
Proust: Will power and irresistible charm
Your answer: Undying wit.
Proust: Annoyance at having to think about myself in order to answer these questions
Your answer: Retweet.
Proust: I prefer not to say, for fear it might bring me bad luck.
Your answer: “‘What is most personal is most universal. – Carl Rogers – Christopher D’Amato”