Are You An Optimist Or A Pessimist?
People are typically put into one of two categories. They’re either optimistic or pessimistic. Your optimism or pessimism shapes your worldview. You see the glass as half empty or half full, and that is how you describe your position in life. Take this test to determine if you’re a half empty or half full type of person.
Can a Person Be TOO Optimistic?
As you take this test, you might think that you want to be scored as a completely optimistic person. You might be surprised to learn, then, that the optimal score is actually somewhere in the middle. You don’t want to be completely optimistic or completely pessimistic. Neither one gives a realistic view of the world.
For instance, if you are 100 percent optimistic, you think that everything will go your way all of the time, without fail. Every person that you go out with will fall in love with you. You will land every job interview. You will get every raise that you ask for.
Because of that, you won’t work for the things that you want because you are certain that you’ll get them anyway.
The same is true for pessimistic people. They are so sure they won’t get something that they fail to work for it. They think a date won’t work out, so they don’t dress for it. They are certain they won’t land the interview, so they don’t prepare, and they know their boss won’t give them a raise, so they don’t even ask.
When people are too optimistic or too pessimistic, they live outside of reality. You want to be somewhere in the middle. You want to have a nice dose of optimism, but you want to have your feet on the ground at the same time.
You Can Change
People say that you’re born an optimist or a pessimist, but you can change. After you take the quiz, look over your results, and if you want to make a change, work toward it. You aren’t stuck as an optimist or a pessimist. You can be who you want to be. Use the quiz as a guide as you become a better person.
Start the quiz now so you can find out more about yourself. Move through the questions carefully so you can determine if you see the glass half empty, half full, or somewhere in between.