Are you an Optimist, or a Pessimist?
Is the glass always half empty or do you keep it half full?!
I'm an optimist most of the time. I'd be pessimist for a split second, but I'm good at changing perspectives real fast to see the half-full view. I'm an optimist, definitely!
The Glass is half full. I should be an optimist to a fault!
I'm an optimist - always!
Positive thinking will always give you better results then worrying about what my or may not happen.
I am a realist. I think optimism is helpful and healthy however. And many people focus so much on the negative they bring more to themselves. Choose positive!
It is half full, life is beautiful only if you find pleasure in it. You can see rainbow only if you open your eyes. So be optimistic and face the challenges of life with a smile.
Im defiantly a Pessimist i have to admit. Im very negative!
A glass is always completely full, it might, however, only be half full with something to drink - the rest of it is always filled with something though - even if it's only atmospheric "air."
I would like to answer this in terms of a sailor.......
A pessimist complains about the weather...
An optimist says it's going to get better...
and a realist ADJUST THE SAILS !!!!!!
Definitely try to be as positive as I can. Even when everything seems bleak. I guess I have a limit, where when shit hits the fan.. I get get pessimistic..
I'm both! If my hormones are playing up then I'm definately a pessimist! But if it's a great time - such as just starting a holiday then I'm an optimist. So it depends on the situation and what my mood is like whether I'm an optomist or pessimist.
I am optimistically a pessimist. It depends on the day, usually I am very optimistic though.
I am an optimistic pessimist. I usually find the positive although I realize there is a possibility of negative.
Personally it depends what is in my glass. If it is guinness that sucker's gonna be empty real quick! But just as fast it is gonna be filled right back up.
It isn't the glass you should focus on though it is yourself.
An optimist will find ways to keep their own glass full.
A pessimist will fail to fill their glass and blame it's emptiness on anything but themself.
I'm more of an analyst. I read your question closely: if the glass were always half empty, there would be no need to do anything in order to "keep it half full," because they are the same thing as a result, even if they are not the same philosophically. If I kept it half full, it would likewise always be half empty. Either way, I do nothing, and the glass just sits there, taunting me. If it's half full of vodka, can I just fill the glass with tonic and ice and drink it?
I love believing the glass is half full and most of the time I adhere to that, however sometimes I can't help but laugh at that happy thought and I surrender to Woody Allen's "The glass is half full, but of poison" sentiment!
I read all the other responses before I decided to write one. All the responses were great, some funny, some serious..... I am an optimist, but I have my moment when I do become a pessimist. I think it's called being human. I would much rather think the glass is half-full than half-empty but there are time, as some of the other answers talked about, the reality of the situation is stronger than any positive attitude at that moment
For me i am going to have to vote Optimist. Although i am probably just as much of a pessimist. I look at life very openly and cannot wait to live the next few moments out.
I am an optimist for the greater part. Though I realize it is up to me to keep the glass as full as I can.
Being either a pessimist or optimist is a personal choice for me. I like to turn things around and make fun of my pesimist self when it gets the better of me. I usually do that by finding some hub or other to write about a pesimistic situation, then of course I get optimistic when I think of the opportunities that presents.
It is so much better being an optimist. Your day always looks brighter even though things may not be going your way. Pessimism tends to make you feel depressed. Your day is what you make it despite your environment and those around you. Try keeping your glass half full and try getting it to the top.
i m optimist...most of the time!!! the power of positive thinking changes and improve life...maintaining positive thinking and attitude drive to sucess and happiness.
An optimist who is cautious )
Example: I put forward my services with a positive attitude that it would get sold. But would be ready to accept if it does not come so easy and would not stop to do a background check of my clients.
I would say the glass is half full with the potential to overflow.
When I was younger, I was more pessimistic in that if Ii failed at something, it would affect me deeply to the point of depression. In my immediate family, failure was a sin and an anathema. My parents did not tolerate failure of any kind. They believed in succeeding at everything you attempt. They had a very narrow purview of success and failure.
However, as I got older, I discarded those outmoded and rigid teachings. I am now more optimistic as I realized that failure is part of success and not a grievous and insidious sin. Life is full of surprises and failure is a great part of life.
I am 'moody' =p
Sometimes I feel a bit of a pessimist; while sometimes, I feel I am an endless fountain of positive energies and optimism
I think that I am a realistic optimist. I understand that the world isn't perfect and that things will go wrong, but also believe that with the right approach you can achieve your dreams and overcome any problems that get in your way ... it's all about attitude.
Very optimistic.....every harsh experience happens for personal growth. When you lose a job you're frustrated and depressed and curse your destiny. When after 6 months you get an amazing job, 10 times better than the previous, then you realize you lost that job for good. So isn't it good to have faith in the first place?
Why is this so important for you to know?
What difference does it make in your little life?
Is my answer going to effect how you see things or do things?
Why do you care how I see life, or for that matter how anyone else sees their life?
Can you honestly say my answer is going to make a difference in your life?
Funny how when I asked this, I was optimistic and now I'm beyond pessimistic it hurts. Oh, and @Dave Matthews. It's not important to me how you feel. Your just another person that I'll forget after I post this. Did that answer your question?
by qwark7 years ago
Let your feelings go.Express yourself honestly.Is mankind headed for a successful,progressive or disastrous future?
by Ken R. Abell7 years ago
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by Clive Williams2 years ago
Is the glass half empty or half full?
by Rosie Rose5 years ago
Look at this glass, what do you see?Some people say the glass is half full, some say half empty, and some say the glass is too big for the water. What about you.. what do you see?
by Matthew Rogerson7 years ago
by positivtinkin8 years ago
How can you discribe a glass cup that have a liquid content half way....do you say it is half empty? or half full?
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