If there’s one person everyone at Carb DM wants to know better, it’s Executive Director Krystle Samai — but where to start? That’s where icebreaker questions come in handy. One of the best sets of questions to help you find out more about another person is James Lipton’s 10 questions. Lipton is dean of the Actors Studio drama school at Pace University and the host of Bravo cable television series Inside the Actor’s Studio. Lipton chats with some of the biggest names in show business, who go on to reveal surprisingly personal information. At the end of every show, Lipton asks every guest the same 10 questions. Also known as the “Proust Questionnaire“, the questions are a wonderful conversation starter! It’s quite surprising how much the questions can reveal about a person’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. I decided to pose James Lipton’s 10 questions to Executive Director Krystle Samai. Here are her answers:
“Pamplemousse” — it means “grapefruit” in French. It’s such a fun word to say out loud, plus I really love the smell of grapefruit.
What is your least favorite word?
“Can’t”. I just can’t, can’t.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Nature. When I’m outside and can feel the bright sun warming my skin, a cool breeze blowing across my face, the smell of grass and flowers, and when I look around me and see the contrast of a blue sky and greenery…that’s perfection. These moments are a source of both extreme calm and infinite energy, and I can’t help but smile big. No matter what’s going on, life feels really good in those magical minutes.
What turns you off?
What is your favorite curse word?
What sound or noise do you love?
Laughter, of all ages and all kinds.
What sound or noise do you hate?
An ice-maker! Mine is so noisy, and the sound it makes when a new ice-cube is dropped into the bucket totally freaks me out. Especially when I’m home alone!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A race car or stunt driver! I’m so safety oriented and pretty anti-risk, so I think my alter-ego would just love to go pedal-to-the-metal in a really sleek and powerful car (on a closed course, of course).
What profession would you not like to do?
I’m pretty curious about everything, so I can’t imagine a profession that wouldn’t be fun or interesting…for at least…a day?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Took you awhile!”