One of my favorite television shows of all-time is Inside The Actors Studio. For those who aren't aware: it's a sit-down interview with various actors (and a few directors), conducted by James Lipton, in which "actors cease being stars for a while and become artists and teachers." At the end of every interview, Lipton will ask his guest the same ordered list of 10 questions. I've felt for a while that it would be fun to do a variation of that questionnaire on this board for a week. Its open-ended nature would be sure to provide some interesting responses. Today, we explored Lipton's standard first 2 questions: favorite and least favorite words. It produced some great feedback - most notably, a split verdict on the word 'moist.' The next pair of inquiries are a bit more ambiguous; interpret them however you like. Focus: What turns you on? Anti-Focus: What turns you off? Whether it's because of an unhealthy culture, a part of human nature, or simply my own pessimism, I find that most people I meet are too self-absorbed for their own good. Therefore, I'd say my biggest turn-on would be empathy. It's very refreshing whenever I meet someone who genuinely takes others' wants and needs into consideration. A close second choice would be humility; life's too short for grand posturing. Oh, and Latinas. I'm a sucker for a great set of thighs. On the flip side, opposite of humility, I'm greatly turned off by arrogance. I appreciate confidence, and a portion of it is certainly required to function properly, but too much of it is unhealthy - as it goes for anything taken to excess - and borders on hubris. Few things rattle my cage like someone who's too invested in their own self-worth.