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Leaf
1st August 2011, 10:30
Do you look on the bright side of things or the dark side? Is the glass half empty or half full?


EDIT: Oh, I knew I forgot something. Realist?

Narmina
1st August 2011, 10:46
I'm not optimist, nor pessimist..I'm realist! But here in the poll I will mark "optimist"

Sabiondo
1st August 2011, 12:08
Im from, thorse who await everything who comes....

MyHeartIsYours
1st August 2011, 12:17
I can be both, but usually Im a pessimist =/. I dont like being, but I cant help it!

vatroslav_cro
1st August 2011, 12:25
Well to be honest, I am not sure...I marked "optimist" because optimism is a part of my nature. I have to say I passed some terrible things through (and I still pass).... but I kept my optimism somehow....

No Name
1st August 2011, 12:38
I'm pessimistic by nature and will probably remain so, can't help it. And in the end I don't see being pessimistic as only a bad thing. Being pessimistic makes you lower your expectations to everything, so when something then turns out to be positive you're often twice as happy as you were pessimistic (that's at least my experience).

Sean
1st August 2011, 12:44
I'm pessimistic by nature and will probably remain so, can't help it. And in the end I don't see being pessimistic as only a bad thing. Being pessimistic makes you lower your expectations to everything, so when something then turns out to be positive you're often twice as happy as you were pessimistic (that's at least my experience).

Sames (and you're also left handed and have awesome music taste, what the ********************?)

I'd love to be a bit more optimistic about things and have a better self-esteem and confidence but it's just hard not to be a bit of a downer on things :lol: It does help when things turn out better than you were expecting though..

doctormalisimo
1st August 2011, 13:09
I see the glass as 50% total capacity, so I'm more of a realist.
However, I find it important not to count your chickens before they hatch, and every time I get my hopes up about something, it usually doesnt end up happening, so I am definitely a pessimist.

94ayd
1st August 2011, 13:15
I'm not optimist, nor pessimist..I'm realist! But here in the poll I will mark "optimist"

Exactly like me. ;)

Kryptonite
1st August 2011, 13:15
I'm pessimistic by nature and will probably remain so, can't help it. And in the end I don't see being pessimistic as only a bad thing. Being pessimistic makes you lower your expectations to everything, so when something then turns out to be positive you're often twice as happy as you were pessimistic (that's at least my experience).

I totally agree with you. :)

Interrail
1st August 2011, 13:20
Pessimist

Leaf
1st August 2011, 15:02
pessimist

Milos-BC
1st August 2011, 15:20
I am usually an optimist. Not too much of an optimist but I always tend to look on positive things even in the most negative ones.

Matt
1st August 2011, 15:25
I am a realist. I never really have high or low expectations. Whatever cards are being dealt I have to accept and make the best of it.

Optimists can at times can come across as annoying and overly cheerful which can get really old but at the same time I admire them for making the best out of everything.

Pessimists sometimes don't realize that having a negative approach subconsciously makes them work towards failure. If you think you can't do something or are unable to achieve a goal then your brain already accepted its fate. Ex: If you think "I like this girl but I don't think she returns those feeling". With a more confident & positive approach you increase you chances to impress the girl.

Of course it's never all black and white. At times I tend to get a little pessimistic (right now I am actually in regards to a particular situation) and then sometimes I catch myself being overly optimistic and confident when there is real reason for me to feel that way. But generally speaking i am trying to be as realistic towards decisions I have to make in my life.

goktengri
1st August 2011, 15:52
realist of course, that's my philosophy of life.

Kristi
1st August 2011, 18:18
I'm kinda balanced but I would say more of a pessimist.

r3gg13
1st August 2011, 20:34
I'm a borderline realist-optimist.

I know the realistic limits of things, I mean I know that I can't expect too much from people/events/things. I keep my head leveled in that respect.

However, I just have this cheery, happy, optimistic vibe on pretty much everything that I do, even the depressing things that I do. When I do something (especially when I'm serving the homeless, teaching, or serving in the student conduct committee), I'm always optimistic, because I need to be optimistic, I need to spread the warmth to people, I need them to feel that there's something better, that "there's a sunny tomorrow." They don't need anything less. My friends always ask me if I ever get mad or angry. I say yes, but they always think that I'm lying because I'm "always sunny". They sarcastically tell me that social injustices and world hunger are the only things that make me mad xrofl3. Not true, I still get mad even though I'm mostly happy.

Also, even when I just do things for myself, I tend to be optimistic, and think that things will be alright because I just don't see the point in fussing over what could go wrong, I just concentrate on what I rationally think could go right :D. So in general, I keep a happy, leveled disposition :D

Grinch
2nd August 2011, 01:30
Realist, tend to be optimist. I can't stand pessimist people!

Leaf
2nd August 2011, 05:34
^you must not like 10 of us then :lol:

CC92
2nd August 2011, 10:36
I am a realist or just do not feel emotional about many things.

Sean
2nd August 2011, 19:56
I can't stand pessimist people!

Most ironic statement ever :lol:

alca
3rd August 2011, 00:26
Pessimist. And so far our team wins! :p

aletem
3rd August 2011, 07:13
I'm somewhere between an optimist and a realist. And like another member said, you should consider the limits to where you can exceed your optimism. However, I like being optimistic, because it gives you more willingness for many things.
Maybe to many people in this forum, I come here as an over-the-board optimistic person. :lol:

PeterLPZ
5th August 2011, 12:39
I cant say exactly, if Im an optimist or realist. But Ive chosen realist.

Salmon
16th December 2011, 21:00
I'm rather... pessimistic. I have many reasons to be like that currently but maybe it will change... slightly.

kate124
22nd July 2013, 22:10
I think I am more pessimist than an optimist. The reason is because when a person come across so many negative things in his/her life, he/she always looks in to the darker side of things. If the things go on happening positively, he/ she will have a positive attitude towards life.

kate124
22nd July 2013, 23:48
I think I am more pessimist than an optimist. The reason is because when a person come across so many negative things in his/her life, he/she always looks in to the darker side of things. If the things go on happening positively, he/ she will have a positive attitude towards life.
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seb89
23rd July 2013, 00:01
Nowadays, for the past two years or so, I do feel optimist. I see every challenge as something positive and if I fail. No big deal, the world didn't explode, you learn from it. I'm excited about things and even if I have high expectations and it turns out otherwise, well there will be other chances. I really worked on my self image and consciousness and I can say that it gave me postive look on life.

r3gg13
25th July 2013, 09:00
I'm a borderline realist-optimist.

I know the realistic limits of things, I mean I know that I can't expect too much from people/events/things. I keep my head leveled in that respect.

However, I just have this cheery, happy, optimistic vibe on pretty much everything that I do, even the depressing things that I do. When I do something (especially when I'm serving the homeless, teaching, or serving in the student conduct committee), I'm always optimistic, because I need to be optimistic, I need to spread the warmth to people, I need them to feel that there's something better, that "there's a sunny tomorrow." They don't need anything less. My friends always ask me if I ever get mad or angry. I say yes, but they always think that I'm lying because I'm "always sunny". They sarcastically tell me that social injustices and world hunger are the only things that make me mad xrofl3. Not true, I still get mad even though I'm mostly happy.

Also, even when I just do things for myself, I tend to be optimistic, and think that things will be alright because I just don't see the point in fussing over what could go wrong, I just concentrate on what I rationally think could go right :D. So in general, I keep a happy, leveled disposition :D

I would say that this still applies to the present day. I am a bit more realistic than before, but people still say that I'm always positive and warm.