Are you an Optimist, or a Pessimist?

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  1. Stephiliboo profile image61
    Stephilibooposted 12 years ago

    Are you an Optimist, or a Pessimist?

    Is the glass always half empty or do you keep it half full?!

  2. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 12 years ago

    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!

  3. profile image0
    James Agbogunposted 12 years ago

    The Glass is half full. I should be an optimist to a fault!

  4. froch profile image61
    frochposted 12 years ago

    I think that glass is glass so I'm realist ;-)

  5. Zubair Ahmed profile image74
    Zubair Ahmedposted 12 years ago

    I'm an optimist - always!

    Positive thinking will always give you better results then worrying about what my or may not happen.

  6. Aley Martin profile image66
    Aley Martinposted 12 years ago

    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!

  7. ershruti304 profile image59
    ershruti304posted 12 years ago

    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.

  8. profile image0
    lostwithinmyselfposted 12 years ago

    Im defiantly a Pessimist i have to admit. Im very negative!

  9. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image80
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    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."

  10. thedude4u2 profile image59
    thedude4u2posted 12 years ago

    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 !!!!!!

  11. selfdefenselesson profile image60
    selfdefenselessonposted 12 years ago

    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..

  12. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    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.

  13. daskittlez69 profile image76
    daskittlez69posted 12 years ago

    I am optimistically a pessimist.  smile  It depends on the day, usually I am very optimistic though.

  14. dan-1 profile image63
    dan-1posted 12 years ago

    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.

  15. LittleStash profile image60
    LittleStashposted 12 years ago

    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?

  16. KateWest profile image64
    KateWestposted 12 years ago

    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!

  17. Dee aka Nonna profile image61
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 12 years ago

    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

  18. Nspeel profile image63
    Nspeelposted 12 years ago

    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.

  19. Bretsuki profile image68
    Bretsukiposted 12 years ago

    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. smile

  20. CARIBQUEEN profile image62
    CARIBQUEENposted 12 years ago

    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.

  21. nabeelplus profile image60
    nabeelplusposted 12 years ago

    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.

  22. rembrandz profile image78
    rembrandzposted 12 years ago

    An optimist who is cautious yikes)
    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.

  23. cephla profile image60
    cephlaposted 12 years ago

    I would say the glass is half full with the potential to overflow.

  24. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 12 years ago

    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.

  25. Hunbbel Meer profile image74
    Hunbbel Meerposted 12 years ago

    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 wink

  26. Brett.Tesol profile image53
    Brett.Tesolposted 12 years ago

    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.

  27. Devika12 profile image60
    Devika12posted 12 years ago

    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?

  28. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    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?

  29. Stephiliboo profile image61
    Stephilibooposted 12 years ago

    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?


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