Q&A–Thea Vrentas

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I dunno, something cool

What is your greatest fear?


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I can be REALLY annoying, so I’m sorry

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Ignorance and facades

Which living person do you most admire?

My mom; she’s cool.

What is your greatest extravagance?

There’s a dent in my forehead

What is your current state of mind?

I’m very confused and overwhelmed and tired

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

Too many

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My face is very round? My mom says it will go away but I dunno

Which living person do you most despise?

Me? I don’t know anyone else well enough

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Confident softness

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Confident sharpness

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My dog, processed sugar, and rain

When and where were you happiest?

I have no idea

Which talent would you most like to have?

People skills

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wish my instincts were better

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Getting through middle school without transferring somewhere else

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

A cloud!

Where would you most like to live?

A city, just for a little bit

What is your most treasured possession?

I have no idea

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


What is your favorite occupation?

My job is pretty sick, I work at a bookstore/chocolate shop, so that’s pretty fun

What is your most marked characteristic?


What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite writers?

Steinbeck, Allende, Chazelle, Gerwig, Silverstein, Cuarón

Who is your hero of fiction?

Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutiérrez, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, and Lee (East of Eden) and Carl Fredrickson and Jesse Pinkman, and…

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Queen Anne or maybe Winslow Homer?

Who are your heroes in real life?

My mom and my Great Grandmother. And my Dad

What are your favorite names?

Don’t know yet, changes everyday

What is it that you most dislike?

Things from outside being on my bed (shoes, coats, hats)

What is your motto?

I am the best version of myself