The Proust Questionnaire: Mick Fanning

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You don't win world titles with a flippant approach. The two-time champ is focus personified.

Your favourite virtue: Charity.
Your favourite qualities in a man: Honesty, courage.
Your favourite qualities in a woman: Loyalty and humour.
Your chief characteristic: Determination.
What you appreciate the most in your friends: That they're there for the good times but also there to help me through the bad.
Your main fault: Laughing at my own jokes.

Your favourite occupation: The one I have.
Your idea of happiness: Being in my house with family and friends over.
Your idea of misery: Losing loved ones.
Where would you like to live: Kirra before the crowd got wild.
Your favourite heroes in fiction: Wolverine. 
Your favourite musicians: Pearl Jam.
Your heroes in real life: My mum.
Your favourite food and drink: Chocolate and coffee.
Your favourite names: Karissa and Harper.
What you hate the most: Flies and bluebottles.
World history characters you hate the most: Dictators.
The natural talent you'd most like to be gifted with: The ability to play a musical instrument.
How you wish to die: In my sleep.
What is your present state of mine: Content.
Your favourite motto: If at first you don't succeed pick yourself up and try again.
For what fault do you have the most toleration: Immaturity.