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One simple, quick and easy way to gain insight into a person is to give them a Proust-style questionnaire. It helps gauge someone’s sense of humor (or lack of it), as well as their deepest fears and wishes. It must be good — Vanity Fair magazine has devoted its entire back page to this fun parlor game (read Amy Poehler‘s humorous answers).

Today, we are asking Ryan Serhant, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for Nest Seekers and star of Million Dollar Listing New York (Wednesdays at 10/9c on Bravo), to answer some Proust-style questions with some current questions added in.

Person you admire most?
To paraphrase Matthew McConaughey (in his Oscar acceptance speech), “Me, in the future.”

Thing you fear the most?
Not living up to my potential

What you admire in others?
Their ability not to care

If you weren’t in real estate, you would…?
Not be so prematurely gray

Best place for brunch in NYC?
Bubby’s Tribeca

Secret to good guacamole?

Happiness is….?
Guacamole…at a closing

Favorite music track on your iTunes?
DJ Snake – You know you like it

App you can’t live without?

Where will you be at age 60?
On my plane on the way from my house in Beverly Hills to my home on the beach in Greece.

Person you wish to meet — dead or alive?
Alexander Hamilton

Most common misconception about you?
That I’m a douchebag

What would your mother say about you?
He’s so weird

What do you hate the most?

How do you wish to die?
I plan on living forever. Next question.

What do you want to be remembered for?
My tenacity

What your epitaph will say?
Expansion. Always and in all ways.